Dr.Ashok V Desai has written a great article on how some of the great economists studied, worked and made impact on Indian economics over the years. Every one who is interested in Indian economics should read the article.
Prof Panagariya has also given us very timely interview in IE, wherein he says very perceptively that "From the beginning, the Left has been pretty strong in India, intellectually. The kind of Right that exists in other parts of the world, like Thatcherite or Reaganite, doesn't even exist in our system. All of us are by that measure left-of-centre."