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Vivek Dehejia

Dr. Vivek Dehejia is Resident Senior Fellow in Political Economy at IDFC Institute. Dr. Dehejia is also Associate Professor of Economics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and Columnist, Mint. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics (1995) from Columbia University in New York, where his thesis supervisors included the Nobel laureate Robert Mundell and the noted international trade economist Jagdish Bhagwati. Dr. Dehejia is also co-author of Indianomix: Making Sense of Modern India (Random House India, 2012, republished in paperback 2015).

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The ‘One Nation’ Fallacy in a ‘New’ India

The early years of the Indian republic saw an emphasis on nation building, accomplished through a top-down policy paradigm driven by the Centre and fl