Centre for Public Policy at IIM Bangalore hosts book discussion on March 12th
IIMB alumnus, from the doctoral programme, Chinmay Tumbe emphasized the value in remembering and learning from history, when discussing his latest book ‘The Age of Pandemics’ with Prof. Arnab Mukherji, from the Centre of Public Policy at IIM Bangalore. Dr Chinmay Tumbe is Assistant Professor in the Economics area at IIM Ahmedabad.
The Age of Pandemics, written during the pandemic in just 10 months, chronicles the many facets of the cholera, plague and influenza pandemics, which claimed over 70 million lives between 1817 and 1920, with India being the epicentre in all these episodes. The book also provides comprehensive coverage of the world’s greatest demographic disaster ever to descend upon a country in a short period of time – the influenza pandemic in India in 1918, which claimed more lives than all the battle casualties of World War I. It shows the continuing relevance of learning from those times to tackle contemporary challenges, such as COVID-19.Know more