India is an emerging giant. This book explains its long economic stagnation and recent rise by examining its social, political and historical evolution in long term perspective. It explains how its distinct social system based on caste arose and why it still is of importance in its political and social arrangements, despite India's recent move from the plan to market.
`Review from previous edition [India in the World Economy is] a fascinating volume to be read by everyone who wants to understand the country and ask: where is India going? ... Some chapters succeed better than others. All of them, however, contain deep analysis that displays a master at work.'
Sumit K Majumdar, THES, 21/1/00
`I believe the book [The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity, and Growth] to be essential reading for every serious analyst of development ... it is packed with thought-provoking ideas, evidence and discussion.'
Development Policy Review
`The insights gained [from The Political Economy of Poverty, Equity, and Growth] constitute a richer explanation for the divergent development outcomes in East Asia compared with Latin America and Africa.'
Oxfam: Review of Journals
1: The Pre-colonial Millennia, 1500 BC -- AD 1757
2: Hindu India
3: An Economic Rationale for the Hindu Social System
4: Muslim India
5: The Colonial Centuries, AD 1757 -- 1947
6: The Economy under the Raj, I: Overall Trends
7: The Economy under the Raj, II: Rural Development
8: The Economy under the Raj, III: Trade and Industry
9: The Evolution of Labour Markets
10: The Effects and Legacy of the Raj
Number Of Pages: 484
Published: 1st December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.87
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Abridged