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Creating Space for Change

a contribution to the economic history of particular industries as such. There is no attempt made here to compute estimates of output, investment, labour force and other economic variables. While it is appropriate that Tyabji has taken south India as a whole for his study, it would have been interesting if he had extended his coverage to look at the fortunes of industrial development in French India for a comparative analysis. Pondicherry had at the beginning of the first war five cotton milts and one iron-rolling- cum-enginecring works. All of them enjoyed THE steady erosion of democratic practice in post-colonial south and south-east Asia has been a characteristic feature not only of regimes in which military dictatorship usurped civilian political power of the state, but also of governments that have claimed to observe constitutional proprieties and to derive their legitimacy from appropriate electoral institutions. In all countries of south and south-east Asia different brands of undemocratic governance have struck root during the last four or five decades.

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