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Quarter Century of Liberalisation in India

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Quarter Century of Liberalisation in India
Quarter Century of Liberalisation in India
Liberalisation officially began in 1991, but the seed for it was sown in the late 1950s by proponents of free markets. The debates over the opening up of the domestic market continued through the 1960s in India, resulting in fitful bursts of reforms. It was only from the mid-1980s that talk of liberalisation gathered steam, culminating in the decision to relax economic norms in 1991. These last twenty-five years since liberalisation have seen animated arguments being exchanged. The collection of essays in this volume captures different ideological positions on the subject and offers an informed, 360-degree analysis on economic liberalisation.
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Montek S Ahluwalia | Deepak Nayyar | Prabhat Patnaik Anjan Chakrabarti T Sabri Öncü | Atul Sood Rajiv Kumar | Pulapre Balakrishnan | Chirashree Das Gupta | Surajit Mazumdar | R Nagaraj | Shantanu De Roy | A V Rajwade | Aseem Shrivastava
Inclusive Growth : K N Raj's Essays on Economic Development

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Inclusive Growth : K N Raj's Essays on Economic Development
Inclusive Growth : K N Raj's Essays on Economic Development
Edited By Ashoka Mody
The Essays in this book reflect Professor K.N. Raj’s abiding interest in economic growth as a fundamental mechanical for lifting the poor and the disadvantaged. Raj was also concerned that the political bargaining process may end up undermining growth and not provide support to those who were excluded from access to economic opportunities. These essays, many of them classics and all published in the economic weekly and economic and political weekly, are drawn together in this volume both for their commentary on the last half century of economic development and for their contemporary relevance for understanding the political Economy of development in India and elsewhere.
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K N Raj
Sectarian Violence in India: Hindu–Muslim Conflict, 1966–2015

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Sectarian Violence in India: Hindu–Muslim Conflict, 1966–2015
Sectarian Violence in India: Hindu–Muslim Conflict, 1966–2015
Edited By Sanjay Palshikar and Satish Deshpande
Since Independence, India has witnessed communal clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups. Commentators and social scientists in India have been understandably concerned with these clashes, as well as the peculiar nature of such communal violence in the country. Violent incidents continue to rock the nation, making this field a particularly important area of study. Sectarian Violence in India offers a cumulative account of social science research on the crucially important subject of communal violence from the late 1960s until about 2015. It brings together a critical selection of articles on sectarian violence in the post-Independence era from the Economic and Political Weekly, a journal that has best represented social scientists over the years and is the single largest source of studies on this subject. The four sections of this volume study the nature of communal violence in India; offer observations on the theoretical and conceptual issues relating to such violence; probe the complicated and causal role of politics in communal violence; and provide accounts of some of the riots that have occurred in independent India. The chapters cover a wide variety of factors, including—but not limited to—religion, vote bank politics and the trail of money in such seemingly ‘social’ issues. They also explore how such violence affects other social institutions, such as caste and gender. The volume, which contains the work of some of India’s best-known scholars, will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology and political science.
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Sanjay Palshikar and Satish Deshpande
Decentralisation and Local Governments: The Indian Experience

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Decentralisation and Local Governments: The Indian Experience
Decentralisation and Local Governments: The Indian Experience
Edited By T R Raghunandan
The idea of devolving power to local governments was part of the larger political debate during the Indian national movement. It had strong advocates like Mahatma Gandhi who felt that the panchayats had to be the basis of government in independent India. This volume maps the trajectory that decentralisation of government has taken in the decades following Independence and discusses the constitutional changes and policy decisions that make governance more accountable to and accessible for the common man. It presents a set of twenty-five readings that analyse the impact of the 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments, which gave autonomy to the institutions of both rural and urban governance.
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T R Raghunandan | V M Sirsikar | Nirmal Mukarji | C H Hanumantha Rao | B K Chandrashekar |Norma Alvares | Niraja Gopal Jayal | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Benjamin Powis | Amitabh Behar | Yamini Aiyar | Ahalya S Bhat | Suman Kolhar | Aarathi Chellappa | H Anand | Raghabendra Chattopadhyay | Esther Duflo | Nirmala Buch | Ramesh Ramanathan | M A Oommen | Indira Rajaraman | Darshy Sinha | Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal | M Govinda Rao | U A Vasanth Rao | Mary E John|Pratap Ranjan Jena | Manish Gupta | Pranab Bardhan | Sandip Mitra | Dilip Mookherjee | Abhirup Sarkar | M A Oommen | J Devika | Binitha V Thampi
 Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives

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Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives
Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives
Edited By Mhir Shah and PS Vijayshankar
For decades after independence, Indian planning ignored the need for sustainability and equity in water resource development and management. There was just one way forward, that of harnessing the bounty in our rivers and below the ground. It was only in the 1990s that serious questions began to be raised on our understanding and approach to rivers. This collection of essays, all previously published in the Economic and Political Weekly between 1990 and 2014, reflects the multi-dimensional, multi-disciplinary character of water and spans hydrogeology, sociology, economics, political science, geography, history, meteorology, statistics, public policy, energy and ecology. The essays are arranged thematically and chronologically: Water Resource Development and Management, Historical Perspectives, Social and Political Dimensions, Economic Concerns, and Water Policy. With detailing of the huge diversity of concerns and points of departure, Water: Growing Understanding, Emerging Perspectives will be invaluable to students and scholars of sociology, economics, political science, geography, ecology and public policy.
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Baba Amte | Suhas Paranjape | K J Joy | Jayesh Talati | Tushaar Shah | R Maria Saleth | Dinesh K Marothia | Marcus Moench | Navroz K Dubash | Rahul Ranade | P S Vijayshankar | Himanshu Kulkarni | Sunderrajan Krishnan | David Gilmartin | Margreet Zwarteveen | Rohan D’Souza | David Hardiman | Niranjan Pant | Lyla Mehta | Anindita Sarkar | Deepa Joshi | Biksham Gujja | Vinod Goud | Shruti Vispute | Ramaswamy R Iyer | A Vaisyanathan | K Sivasubramaniyan | E Somanathan | R Ravindranath | Isha Ray | Sulochana Gadgil | Siddhartha Gadgil | Avinash Kishore | Shilp Verma | Aditi Mukherji | Partha Sarathi Banerjee | Mihir Shah