Class, politics, and agrarian policies in post-liberalisation India / Sejuti Das Gupta
- Das Gupta, Sejuti
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xv, 303 pages)
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Policy-making, Class Factor, and Political Settlement: Setting the Theoretical Framework -- 3.Privatising the Inputs of Production: A Case of Careful Choice of Beneficiaries and Losers -- 4.Chhattisgarh: New State, New Opportunities for Old Class Domination -- 5.Gujarat: Strong State-directed Capitalism Across Sectors -- 6.Karnataka: State Patronage, Market Opportunism, and Urban-rural Closing Gap -- 7.State in Action, Political Settlement, and the Agrarian Flux.
- The book visits the idea of New India, studying how the political economy of India has changed significantly in post-liberalisation India. The book challenges the notion that all farmers in India are in agrarian distress, showing that some classes of farmers have gained under policies; it helps understand why farmer movement has weakened and control of industrial capitalist class has been bolstered. The book discusses the growing presence of petty bourgeoisie with both old and new fractions thriving. Gujarat and Karnataka are instances of these two kinds of fractions. Refuting to pre-suppose a uniformity across countries, this book upholds the significance of studying these dynamics within a nation state.
- 9781108236201 electronic book
1108236200 electronic book
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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