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Acquiring Land in India

The Political Economy of Land Acquisition in India: How a Village Stops Being One by Dhanmanjiri Sathe, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan (Imprint by Springer Nature), 2017; pp xvi + 204, price not indicated.

Dhanmanjiri Sathe’s book, The Political Economy of Land Acquisition in India: How a Village Stops Being One, is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on the diverse forms of land acquisition in India. Sathe argues that the farmers are willing to give up their land if they get acceptable compensation. This willingness to give up land distinguishes the current phase of land acquisition from any other process of expropriation and acquisition of land in history, particularly the so-called primitive accumulation in Britain. Therefore, there is a need to change the discourse of land acquisition in India. Sathe engages with a detailed study of the village Maan in Maharashtra to make her point.

The Acquisition Process in Maan

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Updated On : 1st Nov, 2021
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