India’s Perception, Society, and Development

Essays Unpleasant

Authors: Maharatna, Arup

  • It dissects - unambiguously and succinctly - the particularities/peculiarities of Indian perceptions and thoughts illustrated and elaborated in terms of specific contexts and issues
  • The arguments and thoughts contained in the essays strike impeccably and compellingly at the roots of the problem/issue under consideration
  • It brings to the fore some basic oddities of Indian hybrid thinking and of its socio-cultural features and values and their deeper religious/spiritual underpinnings
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There has been, of late, a growing realisation that the pace and pattern of economic development of a country can hardly be understood and explained comprehensively in terms of the straitjacket of economics discipline alone. India is a prime example of the importance of the part played by a country's history, culture, sociology, and socio-cultural-religious norms, values, and institutions in its development process. This book, with its assorted essays of varying depths of scholarship and insightful reflections, attempts to drive home this point more forcefully than ever before. In its search for the non-economic roots of India’s overall sloth and murky progress in its broad-based economic and human development, the book illuminates major oddities deep inside a unique mental make-up full of perceptual and ideational dilemmas, many of which are arguably shaped by the long-lasting and dominant influence of what could be called the Brahminical lines of thinking and discourse. With India’s hazy and dodgy world of perceptions as a backdrop, the book also addresses – through its intelligent essays - the deep and sometimes dire ramifications of the historic advent and the dramatic advance of neoliberal market ideology today.

About the authors

Arup Maharatna has held the post of Professor at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics since 2001. Prior to his current appointment he was of Professor of Economics and before that Head of Department of Economics at the University of Burdwan. Arup Maharatna did his Masters and Ph.D. in Demography at the London School of Economics from 1988-1992. Futhermore, he did his Bell Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University from 1997-98. He has authored two books/monographs published by the Oxford University Press.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
India’s Perception, Society, and Development
Book Subtitle
Essays Unpleasant
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1017-7
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1017-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1016-0
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-1711-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 183
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