The following booklet titled “Economic Policy for India in 1980s” was authored by B. K. Nehru and was published on March 17, 1983. The text is based on his lecture delivered at a seminar arranged by the Leslie Sawhny Programme. The text begins by explaining why it is necessary to understand the Economic Policy of the country and why we have a particular kind of economy. The author gives a historical context of how we started viewing the economy in a particular way and since when as well as a series of events that impacted the economy as a whole. Nehru draws a stark comparison between that of the Soviet Union and Latin America as well as their pattern of governing the economic policies and what were the consequences.