Book Excerpts

Is India a worse place to live than Bangladesh and Nepal? 

Times of India, TOI+, 29 November 2023

An experiment in education at grassroots level schools in Bangladesh 

The Hindu, 7 December 2023

A new book asks why India cannot match its poorer neighbours when addressing social inequalities

Scroll, 7 December 2023

Excerpt: Why India's Social Development Indicators Lag Behind its Neighbours

The Wire, 7 December 2023

Books | Extreme Inequalities

Force India, 13 March 2024

UnEqual: Why India Lags Behind Its Neighbours by Swati Narayan

Article 14, 21 May 2024

Indian Parliament

Parliament Winter Session: 'PM Promised Jobs, We Need Data on Employment': RJD's Manoj Kumar Jha

The Quint, 5 December 2023

संसद में चुनाव नतीजों और रेवड़ी कल्चर पर मनोज झा ने भाजपा को जमकर घेरा

The Lallantop, 6 December 2023 

Book Reviews

Zia Haq picks his favourite read of 2023

Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, 29 December 2023

‘Unequal’ offers enlightening glimpses of inequity in India, but the truth is more complex

Rajiv Thind, Scroll, 6 January 2024

Swati Narayan’s ‘Unequal’: Why Bangladesh and Nepal fare better

Aunindyo Chakravarty, The Tribune, 7 January 2024

Unequal review: How India lags behind all South Asian nations except Pakistan

Mayank Jain Parichha, The Federal, 28 January 2024

Unequal: Illuminating India's Social Landscape, Bridging Inequities for a Hopeful Future

Swapna Peri, Storizen, 27 January 2024

A land where inequality prevails

Shailaja Chandra, Hindu Business Line, 4 February 2024

Book Review: Myths shattered

Hindolee Datta, The Telegraph, 23 February 2024

All Things Being Unequal

M K Chandra Bose, Deccan Herald, 25 February 2024

Republic of Extreme Inequalities

Amitabh Ranjan, Financial Express, 10 March 2024

Unequal: Why India Lags Behind its Neighbours (Book Review)

Duncan Green, From Poverty to Power, 22 March 2024

‘Unequal: Why India Lags Behind Its Neighbours’ Throws Light on Bihar’s Plight

Karina B, Women's Web, 8 April 2024

Five books to understand India today

John Reed, Financial Times, 18 April 2004

What to read about India's economy

The Economist, 22 April 2024

Decoding Inequality: Comparative Assessment of Social Outcomes

The Book Review, June 2024, 48(6)

India's inequality puzzle

Yamini Aiyar, Biblio, April-June 2024


India ने ऐसी कौनसी गलती कर दी जिसका फायदा Bangladesh ने उठा लिया? Kitabwala| Unequal

Kitabwala, The Lallantop, 29 Nov 2023

India's North-South divide 

Roportaj, Daanish Bin Nabi, 24 December 2023

Unequal: Inequalities in India Sharper than Its Neighbours

TIW, 11 January 2024

'India’s Widening Inequalities Driving Poor Performance In Social Indices': ‘Unequal’ Author Swati Narayan

Zaina Azhar Sayeda, Outlook India, 25 January 2024

World 5th Economy होकर भी Nepal-Sri Lanka-Bangladesh से भी पीछे क्यों है India?

Uncut, 4 March 2024

Bangladesh-Nepal ने ऐसा क्या किया कि India से आगे निकल गए?

Aaj Tak Radio, Padhaku Nitin, Ep 137, 6 March 2024

Why India lags behind its neighbours in human development 

Sandip Roy podcast, Indian Express, 15 April 2024

Indiens Nachbarn machen es besser

welt-sichten, 22 May 2024

Interview: Swati Narayan, author, Unequal; Why India Lags behind its Neighbours

Syed Saad Ahmed, Hindustan Times, 25 May 2024

Modi's economic promises: Is India lagging behind? 

DW News, 1 June 2024

‘Diminishing Inequalities Is The Key To Robust Human Development’

Shreehari Paliath, IndiaSpend, 8 June 2024

Media Mentions

Why Do Nepal, Bangladesh beat India in social indicators? Starts with caste

Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar, Times of India, 26 November 2023

നേപ്പാളും ബംഗ്ളാദേശും മുന്നേറുമ്പോൾ ഇന്ത്യയോട് ജാതി ചെയ്യുന്നത് | വഴിപോക്കൻ 

Mathrubhumi, 30 November 2023

Unequal: Why India Lags Behind Its Neighbours

The Caravan, Bookshelf, 2 December 2023

Seeing out 2023: Six new nonfiction books that illustrate the hard (and hopeful) realities of India

Scroll, 2 December 2023

Yearender 2023 | 5 big tests for global diplomacy 

Suhasini Haider, The Hindu, 15 December 2023

In charts: how India has changed under Narendra Modi

John Reed and Andy Lin, Financial Times, 9 January 2024

How India can adopt low-cost, effective ideas to improve its living standards

Neerja Deodhar, Midday, 31 March 2024

In charts: Narendra Modi’s welfare ‘freebies’ offer an election boost

John Reed and Andy Lin, Financial Times, 3 April 2024

Reducing inequalities the key to making India prosperous

Subir Roy, The Tribune, 4 April 2024

India elections: how has the economy changed under Prime Minister Modi?

BBC Sounds, 23 April 2024

Can Modi sustain India’s growth miracle? 

DW News, 25 April 2024

भास्कर एक्सप्लेनर- क्या सरकार हमारी संपत्ति बांट सकती है

Dainik Bhaskar, 27 April 2024


India Social Forum: 3 December 2023, Patna, Bihar

Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters:  10 February 2024, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

The Write Circle: 28 March 2024, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Bangalore International Centre: 29 March 2024, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Jawaharlal Nehru University: 8 May 2024, New Delhi

Ambedkar Summer School, 6 June 2024, Nainital, Uttarakhand

Human Development and Capability Association: 24-26 Sept 2024, Kolkata, West Bengal 

University of California Los Angeles: 4 Oct 2024, Los Angeles, United States