ISBN 9789351501411,The Paradox of India's North-South Divide: Lessons from the States and Regions

The Paradox of India's North-South Divide: Lessons from the States and Regions



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351501411

ISBN-10 9351501418


Number of Pages 260 Pages
Language (English)

Business & Economics

This book examines the socio-economic and political scenario of India's southern states vis-a-vis their northern counterparts. Exploring the paradox behind the underlying North-South divide in India, it reveals that the gap was much smaller at the outset, with the North having had a head start in certain areas. It goes on to establish that although the South was somewhat better placed in terms of initial conditions, it was the post-liberalization era that saw it realizing this potential and surging forward.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Studies of Regional Disparities: A Review
Has the South Performed Better than the North?
What Explains the North-South Divide?
Southern Region versus Northern Region
Conclusions and Policy Implications

About the Author

Samuel Paul is the Former Director and Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Founder of the Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore, a non-profit organization known for its promotion of public accountability and good governance. He has taught at the Kennedy School at Harvard University and at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He also served several international organizations such as the World Bank in Washington, where he was an advisor, and the United Nations where he was a special advisor to the United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations. He is a recipient of both national and international honours, including the Padma Shri (Government of India), Fred Riggs Award of the American Society of Public Administration, All India Management Association's Nohria Award and the Gill Memorial Award of the World Bank.
Kala Seetharam Sridhar is Professor and Head, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. She has written several books on urban issues, and contributed to several journals and articles in various books. She is the recipientof several national awards such as the VKRV Rao award for her contributions to social sciences, and international awards by the Global Development Network (GDN) for her research. She was India countryexpert for ADB's project on green urbanization in Asia, and is involved in ADB's project on urbanization in India and China. She was senior advisor to GDN's global project on urbanization, and member of the government of Karnataka's expert committees on urban development.?