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Shaping India : economic change in historical perspective /
editors, D. Narayana, Raman Mahadevan.
imprint
New Delhi : Routledge, 2011.
description
xvi, 362 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780415678049
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imprint
New Delhi : Routledge, 2011.
isbn
9780415678049
general note
"This volume is the outcome of a national seminar, Indian economy : historical roots and contemporary development experience, held at CDS during 31 March-1 April 2007"--Preface.
catalogue key
9255392
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
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.
Main Description
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.
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This volume seeks to unravel and contextualise 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.

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