Towards Development Economics: Selected Indian Contributions, c.1900-1945

Hardcover | February 15, 2009

EditorJ. Krishnamurty

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The present volume showcases some notable Indian contributions to development economics, well before the subject became a major part of mainstream economics in the UK and the US. Comprising contributions from some of the most prominent Indian economists of the pre-Independence era, includingVG Kale, Brij Narain, LC Jain, BP Adarkar, VKRV Rao, etc, it gives a sampler of the body of scholarly work produced before Independence, reflecting the wide variety of views and approaches to the problem of Indian development. The papers are presented in chronological order to provide an idea of theway Indian economic thinking developed. They deal with topics such as the nature of underdevelopment, surplus labour and disguised unemployment, limitations of the 'trickle-down theory', role of the state in development, etc. The volume also includes biographical notes on all contributors, placingin context their contributions and assessing their originality and contemporary relevance.

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The present volume showcases some notable Indian contributions to development economics, well before the subject became a major part of mainstream economics in the UK and the US. Comprising contributions from some of the most prominent Indian economists of the pre-Independence era, includingVG Kale, Brij Narain, LC Jain, BP Adarkar, VK...

J. Krishnamurty is Former Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Present Condition of India2. Small Holdings in India and Their Remedies3. Indian versus Western Industrialism4. Arguments for Protection5. The Future Outlook of Indigenous Banking6. The Economic Basis of the Communal Tension in India7. Woman Labour in India8. The Broken Balance of Population, Land and Water9. The Essentials of Economic Planning for India10. A Plan for Economic Recovery11. Pioneering of Industry in India12. The Problem of Unemployment in India13. Indian Protection - A Bird's-eye ViewBibliography