ISBN 9788132100829,Economy, Democracy and the State : The Indian Experience

Economy, Democracy and the State : The Indian Experience


Ramashray Roy


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788132100829

ISBN-10 8132100824

Hard Back

Number of Pages 264 Pages
Language (English)


This book offers a comprehensive picture of how economic forces have emerged as being of central importance in India and the kind of economic growth that the Indian polity has been able to achieve within the framework of democratic politics. It avers that the modern state is inextricably linked to economic growth and democratic politics. Economy, Democracy and the State: The Indian Experience explores the patterns of economic growth (both industrial and agricultural) and its impact on Indian democratic politics. It offers an insight into how the changing patterns of economic growth in the country have determined government policies and questions the extent to which the hopes and aspirations of the common man have been satisfied. This exploration of the interrelation between democracy and economy yields a better understanding of the nature and working of the Indian democracy. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students of political philosophy and political economy. Table of Contents Preface Introduction Ascendance of Economics Economy and the State India, 1757-1947: Re-Forming India Transforming Society Agriculture: The Legacy of Neglect Energizing the Countryside Overview Bibliography Index