Shaping India

Economic Change in Historical Perspective

Edited by D. Narayana, Raman Mahadevan

© 2011 – Routledge India

380 pages

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Hardback: 9780415678049
pub: 2011-10-19
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About the Book

This volume seeks to unravel and contextualize the so-called dichotomy of ‘old’ and ‘new’ India and what binds them together. To understand this complex process, it attempts to apply a long-term historical perspective, a different conception of the economy and cross-disciplinary approaches.

The exceptional feature of this volume is the large historical canvas of essays and its sensitivity to the regional dimension in a country as large and diverse as India. They deal with issues ranging from land and agriculture, entrepreneurship, industry and demographic trends to a critical anatomy of modern Indian economic historiography. Together these essays contribute in providing significantly new and enriching insights into the complex process of transition from colonial to post-colonial economic development. There has been a conscious effort in most cases to capture the influence of the colonial economic structures and processes in shaping the trajectory of growth and development in the post-independence period. Drawing upon a large amount of extremely rich and varied data and information on the socio-economic trends, the book is lucid, well-crafted and reader-friendly.

About the Editors

D. Narayana is Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Raman Mahadevan is Professor, Institute of Development Alternatives, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Subject Categories

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography
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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries