Why has India been one of the worst sufferers of the Covid-19 outbreak? What are the socio-economic implications of the pandemic? Why do lockdowns impact modern-day economies so hard? Is it necessary to make a choice between “life” and “livelihood”? Where do we go from here?
Arun Kumar, formerly Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, seeks to answer these and other related questions in his just published book The Indian Economy’s Greatest Crisis.
He speaks to Harun R Khan, formerly Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India and a founding member of Odisha Dialogues, more on the book and the topics it covers.