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Electrifying India : regional political economies of development

Author: Sunila S Kale
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014. ©2014
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Throughout the 20th century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early nationalists and planners conceptualized Indian development, and huge sums were spent on the project from then until now. Yet despite all this, sixty-five years after independence nearly 400 million Indians have no access to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kale, Sunila.
Electrifying India.
Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sunila S Kale
ISBN: 9780804791021 0804791023
OCLC Number: 875097669
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages)
Contents: List of Maps and Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Electricity as New India's "Strategic Railway"; 3. Maharashtra and the Politics of Selective Rural Development; 4. Extractive Industrialization and Limited Electrification in Odisha; 5. Social Movements and Electric Populism in Andhra Pradesh; 6. Conclusion: "Electricity for All""; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Sunila S. Kale.

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Throughout the 20th century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early nationalists and planners conceptualized Indian development, and huge sums were spent on the project from then until now. Yet despite all this, sixty-five years after independence nearly 400 million Indians have no access to electricity. Electrifying India explores the political and historical puzzle of uneven development in India's vital electricity sector. In some states, nearly all citize.

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