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The caged phoenix : can India fly?

Author: Dipankar Gupta
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining theory and evidence on small scale industries, farming, and more, this title argues that despite the promise of independence and liberalization, India remains caged in a backward state.  Read more...

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Gupta, Dipankar, 1949-
Caged phoenix.
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)761335217
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dipankar Gupta
ISBN: 9780804771894 0804771898
OCLC Number: 511608845
Description: xix, 322 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Connecting the rich to the poor --
Intellectual capital and merchant capital --
How merchant producers operate --
The middle-class myth --
The hollowed village --
Changing agriculture --
From village to vicinage --
Normalizing 'caste' --
Cast virtuosos strike back --
Blame it on the nation-state --
Do we deserve our leaders? --
Against rolling back the state.
Responsibility: Dipankar Gupta.

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"[Gupta's] account of the changing aspirations in rural India, of the way in which caste has changed, the impact of migration and identity, the importance of urban life, is spot on." -- Pratap Bhanu Read more...

 
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