3:00 am IST - 5:30 am IST

Past Event

Book Launch, Delhi | “India Transformed: 25 Years of Economic Reforms”

Saturday, August 05, 2017

3:00 am - 5:30 am IST

Auditorium, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,

Teen Murti Marg
New Delhi, DC

Content from the Brookings Institution India Center is now archived. After seven years of an impactful partnership, as of September 11, 2020, Brookings India is now the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, an independent public policy institution based in India.

Launch of book edited by Rakesh Mohan, Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India, published by Penguin India and Brookings India.

The book was released by Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India followed by a keynote address by Shri Arun Jaitley, Hon’ble Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs.

A panel discussion with Arvind Subramanian, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Uday Kotak, moderated by TN Ninan followed.

Harsha Vardhana Singh, Executive Director, Brookings India, gives a welcome note
Rakesh Mohan, Distinguished Fellow, Brookings India, gives an introduction to the book
The audience closely listens to the speakers
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releases the book
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gives a Keynote Address
T N Ninan moderates the panel discussion with Arvind Subramanian, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Uday Kotak and Rakesh Mohan
The audience watches the panel discussion
Rakesh Mohan answers a question from T N Ninan as Arvind Subramanian, Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Uday Kotak listen

About the book:

What kind of economic reforms were carried out and how did they affect the country? What were our expectations in 1991, and what has been achieved and not achieved since then? This is the ultimate compendium on the 1991 reforms and a celebration of the luminaries who have been a part of India’s journey from the inception of the economic reforms to where we stand now.


Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Mukesh Ambani, Sanjaya Baru, Jaimini Bhagwati, Laveesh Bhandari, Rama Bijapurkar, Vinayak Chatterjee, Tarun Das, Diva Dhar, Naushad Forbes, R Gopalakrishnan, Omkar Goswami, Ashok Gulati, Baba Kalyani, Devesh Kapur, Sarwar Lateef, Kiran MazumdarShaw, Vikram Singh Mehta, Shivshankar Menon, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Rakesh Mohan, Nachiket Mor, N R Narayana Murthy, T N Ninan, Deepak Parekh, Gita Piramal, C Rangarajan, Y Venugopal Reddy, Shweta Saini, Shyam Saran, Jessica Seddon, Harsha Vardhana Singh, NK Singh, Strobe Talbott, Sandhya Venkateswaran and Martin Wolf.

Reviews of the book, interviews and excerpts

Media Coverage of the launch: Business Standard, Zee News India, Indian Express, Financial Express, The Pioneer

Launch in Mumbai

Keynote Address

Panel Discussion