Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch Up with China?

By Mohan Guruswamy and Zorawar Daulet Singh
Pearson India
2009

Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch Up with China? addresses one of the most relevant questions of contemporary times—whether Asia's two giant economies will reclaim their historical position in the international political economy and in India's case, critically examines its prospects for overcoming its disparity with its northern neighbour. Using empirical data compiled from diverse sources, it evaluates the legacies of the two professedly socialist yet very different systems in terms of human development and economic infrastructure. This book offers an extensive survey of the first decades after reforms in India and China, along with the economic changes in the post-reforms period as a whole, and the nature of the lead opened up by China. The authors evaluate the prospects of India catching up with China, and indicate how this might be accomplished. Rich in analysis and debate, this book will be invaluable to students of international business, economics, international relations, the media, business houses, policy makers, and ministries of finance and external affairs.