A New India?: Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century

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Anthony P. D'Costa
Anthem Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Social Science - 224 pages
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This volume critically examines the notion of a ‘new’ India by acknowledging that India is changing remarkably and by indicating that in the overzealous enthusiasm about the new India, there is collective amnesia about the other, older India. The book argues that the increasing consolidation of capitalist markets of commodity production and consumption has unleashed not only economic growth and social change, but has also introduced new contradictions associated with market dynamics in the material and social as well as intellectual spheres.

 

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Contents

What is this New India? An Introduction
1
New Interpretations of Indias Economic Growth
23
Notes on Agriculture
43
The New and the
71
Is the New India Bypassing Women? Gendered
99
Contemporary Fine
179
List of Contributors
195
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Anthony P. D’Costa is a Professor in Indian Studies and Research Director at the Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School. He has written extensively on the global steel, Indian automobile, and IT industries, globalization, development, innovations, and industrial restructuring. He is currently working on globalization and the international mobility of IT workers, and editing volumes on Asian economic nationalism and the development experiences of India and China.

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