1st Edition

Women, Microfinance and the State in Neo-liberal India

ISBN 9780367177249
Published April 30, 2019 by Routledge India
258 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses women-oriented microfinance initiatives in India and their articulation vis-is state developmentalism and contemporary neo-liberal capitalism. It examines how these initiatives encourage economically disadvantaged rural women to make claims upon state-provided microcredit and connect with multiple state institutions and agencie

Table of Contents

Tables. Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction: The paradox of SHG-banking: Microfinance and neo-liberal governmentalities 1. The ascendance of SHG-based microfinance: Win-Win in India 2. Becoming micro-banks: Generating capital, building discipline 3. Evaluating the self: Distributing resources, containing risks 4. Managing micro-banks: How much autonomy? Whose responsibility? 5. The imperfect translation of SHG-banking: Autonomised bankers, vulnerable women 6. Female entrepreneurship and the SGSY: Subverting policy, surviving poverty 7. Learning about the state: A pedagogic reversal. Conclusion. Annexure: SHG-wise data by village. Bibliography. Index

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