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Information and analysis about Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister.


Gujarat's "economic miracle"

The Gujarat model of development - a summary (deshisense, 10 April 2014).

"Gujarat shining" fact-cards: a series of myth-busting fact-cards on Gujarat's economy, growth, human development, malnutrition, environment, etc. (SACW, 28 March 2014).

A look in the mirror (Outlook, 31 March 2014). Economists Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy take a look at Gujarat's growth and conclude that it is neither universal nor exceptional.

The Gujarat model of development: What would it do to the Indian economy? (Rohini Hensman, EPW, 15 March 2014)

Doing Big Business In Modi's Gujarat (Megha Bahree, Forbes, 12 March 2014)

Shipra Nigam reviews and summarises the recent book Poverty Amidst Prosperity: Essays on the Trajectory of Development in Gujarat (Aakar Publication).

The critical report (April 2013) on Gujarat by the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India): full text and some commentaries in The Indian Express and The Hindu.

Christophe Jaffrelot examines how Gujarat's growth relies heavily on indebtedness and leaves out marginalised groups.

An analysis of Modi's Gujarat by Modi biographer Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay.

A rebuttal, with detailed figures, of some specific claims made by Modi about Gujarat. Another compilation of statistics. These compilations, by ANHAD include data on wages, poverty, prices, pollution, investment, literacy and infant mortality and many other economic and social indicators.

Amartya Sen on weaknesses of the Gujarat model of development.