Development and Participation

Author: Jean Drèze

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors placehuman agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms.In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. JeanDreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such asthe accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice.

Early India

From the Origins to AD 1300

Author: Romila Thapar

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: History

Page: 555

View: 556

This new book represents a complete rewriting by the author of her A History of India, vol. 1. Includes bibliographical references (p. 542-544) and index.


The Beautiful

Author: L. T. Karamchandani



Category: India

Page: 119

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The Early History of India

Author: Vincent A. Smith

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist



Page: 524

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The Book Narrates The Early History Of India Beginning From 600 B.C. To The Muhammadan Conquest Including The Invasion Of Alexander The Great. It Is A Highly Analytical Work. The Book Would Be Highly Interesting And Of Great Value For The Students, Teachers And Researchers Of Indian History.

The History of India

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 223

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Discusses the political and economic aspects of each period as well as the social and cultural milieu, and includes a timeline, brief biographical notes on key players, and a bibliographic essay.

A History of India

Author: Hermann Kulke

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: History

Page: 432

View: 161

This fourth edition of A History of India presents the grand sweep of Indian history from antiquity to the present in a compact and readable survey. The authors examine the major political, economic, social and cultural forces which have shaped the history of the subcontinent. Providing an authoritative and detailed account, Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund emphasize and analyze the structural pattern of Indian history. The fourth edition of this highly accessible book brings the history of India up to date to consider, for example, the recent developments in the Kashmir conflict. Along with a new glossary, this edition also includes expanded discussions of the Mughal empire and the economic history of India.

A Concise History of India

Author: Barbara D. Metcalf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 321

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An account of modern India charts its history from the Mughals, through the colonial encounter and independence, to the present day, profiling the area as a complex and perpetually changing society. Simultaneous.

The Great Partition

The Making of India and Pakistan

Author: Yasmin Khan

Publisher: Yale University Press


Category: History

Page: 251

View: 552

Examines the context, execution and aftermath of partition, integrating the knowledge of political manoeuvres with an understanding of their fundamental social and cultural consequences. This account draws together a body of research to reappraise independence and division and reinforce its catastrophic human cost.