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People's car : industrial India and the riddles of populism

Author: Sarasij Majumder
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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People's Car studies divergent populist responses to land acquisition for industries in rural India. It contends that landownership enables small landowners to aspire and look forward to social mobility in the non-farm sector, which are contingent upon industrialization. The protests against land acquisition, thus, have contradictory tendencies.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1028168098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarasij Majumder
ISBN: 9780823284849 0823284840 9780823282449 0823282449 9780823282432 0823282430
OCLC Number: 1060198856
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; PEOPLE'S CAR; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Abbreviations; A Timeline of the Events in Singur; Introduction. Life Beyond Land: Aspirations, Ambivalence, and the Double Life of Development; 1. "We Are Chasis, Not Chasas": Emergence of Land-Based Subjectivities; 2. Land Is Like Gold: (In)commensurability and the Politics of Land; 3. Land Is Like a Mother: The Contradictions of Village-Level Protests; 4. "Peasants" Against Industrialization: Images of the Peasantry and Urban Activists' Representations of the Rural; Conclusion: Value Versus Values? Postscript: From a Defunct Factory to a "Crematorium"Acknowledgments; Glossary; References; Index
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