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The land question in India : state, dispossession, and capitalist transition

The land question in India : state, dispossession, and capitalist transition

Author: Anthony P D'Costa; Achin Chakraborty
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Examines the centrality of land in contemporary development discourse in India and the role of the state in the dispossession of land from peasants and tribal communities. It looks at land  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony P D'Costa; Achin Chakraborty
ISBN: 0198792441 9780198792444
OCLC Number: 965759617
Description: xxi, 335 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prelude : land and the political management of primitive accumulation / Partha Chatterjee --
The land question in India : state, dispossession, and capitalist transition / Anthony P. D'Costa and Achin Chakraborty --
From primitive accumulation to regimes of dispossession : theses on India's land question / Michael Levien --
Land grabs, primitive accumulation, and resistance in neoliberal India : persistence of the self-employed and divergence from the 'transition to capitalism'? / Shapan Adnan --
Agrarian crisis and accumulation in rural India : locating the land question within the agrarian question / Arindam Banerjee --
Law struggles, lawmaking, and the politics of hegemony in neoliberal India : towards a critical perspective on the 2013 Land Acquisition Act / Kenneth Bo Nielsen and Alf Gunvald Nilsen --
Land acquisition and 'fair compensation' of the 'project affected' : scrutiny of the law and its interpretation / Malabika Pal --
The Adivasi land question in the neoliberal era / Rajesh Bhattacharya, Snehashish Bhattacharya, and Kaveri Gill --
Noncultivating households owning land in an agrarian economy : some observations from Andhra Pradesh / R. Vijay --
Land and/or labor? predicament of petty commodity producers among south Indian villages / R.V. Ramana Murthy --
Land reform in Kerala and West Bengal : two stories of left reformism and development / Anirban Dasgupta --
How much land does a capitalist need? historical patterns of land acquisition and Indian industrialization / Mircea Raianu --
An ethnographer's journey through land grab for capitalists by the Left Front government in West Bengal / Abhijit Guha --
Land and dispossession : the criticalities in the hills of northeast India / Gorky Chakraborty and Asok Kumar Ray --
hhPostscript : land, livelihoods, and late capitalist development / Anthony P. D'Costa.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony P. D'Costa and Achin Chakraborty.


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This book offers a rich fare for all students of social change not only in India but also for the majority of developing countries in the world. It provides theoretical perspectives on Marx's idea of Read more...

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