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India working : essays on society and economy

Author: Barbara Harriss-White
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Contemporary South Asia (Cambridge, England), 8.
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Barbara Harriss-White describes the working of the Indian economy through its most important social structures of accumulation. Successive chapters explore a range of topics including labour, capital, and the state. The author's conclusion challenges the notion that liberalisation releases the economy from political interference.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Harriss-White, Barbara, 1946-
India working.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002074177
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Harriss-White
ISBN: 0511064136 9780511064135 0511120028 9780511120022 9780511754319 0511754310 0521809797 9780521809795 0521007631 9780521007634 9780511072598 0511072597 1280160977 9781280160974
OCLC Number: 228111068
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 316 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Introduction: the character of the Indian economy --
Labour, work and its social construction in India --
Class: Indian development and the intermediate classes --
The local state and the informal economy --
Gender, family businesses and business families --
India's religious plurality and its implications for the economy --
Caste and corporatist capitalism --
Space and synergy --
How India works --
Postscript: Proto-fascist politics and the economy.
Series Title: Contemporary South Asia (Cambridge, England), 8.
Responsibility: Barbara Harriss-White.
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