State and Capital in Independent India: Institutions and Accumulation By Cambridge Press University

By, Chirashree Das Gupta

Economic & Political Weekly reviews from this news paper. The history of economic development in India has spawned a vast literature as books, and in journal articles and newspapers. While this literature is dominated by mainstream economics along the lines of the Washington Consensus and establishment point of view, there is also a substantial volume of dissident writing spanning the field. Chirashree Das Gupta’s book fortunately cannot be to either genre, to be forgotten after a period of, say, 10 years, if not earlier. There are at least five features which make her book a distinctive contribution to the literature.

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Chirashree Das Gupta