ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Social Science of Dependency

The Other Side of Development: Social-Psychological Implications edited by K S Shukla; Sage Publications, 1987; pp 255, Rs 175 (hardback). THE appearance of a shiny new book in social science fills us with hope, which, however, is often dashed as soon as we read it. Why does such destiny, reminding one of Greek tragedy, pursue most contemporary Indian social scientists? The collection of articles under review seeks to deal with "dysfunctional dimensions" of development, and might be expected to help in answering questions of this kind. However, it does so only indirectly, by showing how we often only end up becoming willing, even if unconscious, tools of imperialism and exploitation.

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