India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Politics Today)

India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Politics Today)

Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss, Craig Jeffrey


two decades in the past India was once nonetheless regularly regarded as an archetypal constructing state, domestic to the biggest variety of negative humans of any nation on the earth, and beset by means of difficulties of low financial progress, casteism and violent non secular clash. Now India is being feted as an monetary power-house which would good turn into the second one greatest economic system on the earth ahead of the center of this century. Its democratic traditions, additionally, stay greatly intact.

How and why has this ancient transformation occur? And what are its implications for the folks of India, for Indian society and politics? those are the large questions addressed during this ebook by way of 3 students who've lived and researched in numerous components of India in the course of the interval of this nice transformation.

Each of the thirteen chapters seeks to reply to a selected query: whilst and why did India take off? How did a susceptible kingdom advertise audacious reform? Is govt in India turning into extra responsive (and to whom)? Does India have a civil society? Does caste nonetheless subject? Why is India threatened through a Maoist insurgency? In addressing those and different urgent questions, the authors take complete account of bright new scholarship that has emerged over the last decade or so, either from Indian writers and India experts, and from social scientists who've studied India in a comparative context.

India Today is a entire and compelling textual content for college students of South Asia, political economic system, improvement and comparative politics in addition to someone drawn to the way forward for the world's biggest democracy.

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