The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Hardcover | March 2, 2006

byDeepak Lal

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India is an emerging giant. This book explains its long economic stagnation and recent rise by examining its social, political and historical evolution in long term perspective. It explains how its distinct social system based on caste arose and why it still is of importance in its politicaland social arrangements, despite India's recent move from the plan to market.

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India is an emerging giant. This book explains its long economic stagnation and recent rise by examining its social, political and historical evolution in long term perspective. It explains how its distinct social system based on caste arose and why it still is of importance in its politicaland social arrangements, despite India's rece...

Deepak Lal is James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles and Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at the University College London. He has been Professor of Political Economy at the University of London and has served as a consultant to the ILO, UNCTAD, OECD, UNIDO...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:484 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.26 inPublished:March 2, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Pre-colonial Millennia, 1500 BC -- AD 17572. Hindu India3. An Economic Rationale for the Hindu Social System4. Muslim India5. The Colonial Centuries, AD 1757 -- 19476. The Economy under the Raj, I: Overall Trends7. The Economy under the Raj, II: Rural Development8. The Economy under the Raj, III: Trade and Industry9. The Evolution of Labour Markets10. The Effects and Legacy of the Raj

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