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Poverty amid Plenty in the New India

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ISBN-10: 0521735173

ISBN-13: 9780521735179

Edition: 2012

Authors: Atul Kohli

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"India has one of the fastest growing economies on earth. Over the past three decades, socialism has been replaced by pro-business policies as the way forward. And yet, in this, "new" India, grinding poverty is still a feature of everyday life. Some 450 million people subsist on less than $1.25 per day and nearly half of India, Äôs children are malnourished. In his latest book, Atul Kohli, a seasoned scholar of Indian politics and economics, blames this discrepancy on the narrow nature of the ruling alliance in India that, in its newfound relationship with business, has prioritized economic growth above all other social and political considerations. In fact, according to Kohli, the…    
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Political Change: Illusions of Inclusion
Background
Pro-Business Tilt
Managing a Narrow Ruling Alliance
Conclusion
State and Economy: Want Amid Plenty
Background
Policies and Economic Growth
The State and Distribution
Conclusion
Regional Diversity: To Him Who Hath
Overview
Neo-patrimonialism in India: Uttar Pradesh
Developmental Tendencies at the Helm: Gujarat
Social-Democratic Politics in Command: West Bengal
Conclusion
Conclusion
References
Index