Penguin releases Salman Anees Soz’s The Great Disappointment

How Narendra Modi Squandered a Unique Opportunity to Transform the Indian Economy

As the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government completes its current term ahead of the General Elections 2019, it is time to evaluate its performance, specifically in terms of its management of the economy.

This book is a critical assessment of five years of the brand of economics Prime Minister Narendra Modi has championed, often referred to as ‘Modinomics’.

Brought into power with the biggest political mandate in almost three decades, did the NDA government succeed in gainfully transforming India’s economic trajectory or did it squander a once-in-a-generation opportunity?

The book conjectures it is the latter, and analyses why the Modi government’s stewardship of the economy is a ‘great disappointment’.

About the Author

Salman Anees Soz is an international development expert and an economic and political commentator. He is a former World Bank Group staff member with experience across a range of economic development issues in many countries around the world. He serves as a consultant to different World Bank teams and has in the past been a consultant at the Asian Development Bank. His professional interests include emerging market economics, political economy and South Asian politics. He writes op-eds for numerous media outlets. He is a member of the Indian National Congress and, as a party spokesperson, appears on television debates, focusing mostly on economic affairs. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Yale University (New Haven) and a master’s degree in economics from Northeastern University (Boston).

He received a BA (Hons) in economics from St. Stephen’s College (Delhi), where he was elected president of the Students’ Union Society in 1992-93.