Shaping India : Economic Change in Historical Perspective, Hardback Book

Shaping India : Economic Change in Historical Perspective Hardback

Edited by D. Narayana, Raman Mahadevan



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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Development studies
  • ISBN: 9780415678049



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