Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221727

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 7607

"To all of us who delightedly and sometimes repetitively call ourselves Old India hands, Stanley Wolpert is the acknowledged authority. This book tells why. Indian history, art, culture, and contemporary politics are here in accurate, wide-ranging, and lucid prose."--John Kenneth Galbraith


Development and Participation

Author: Jean Drèze,Amartya Sen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199257492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 2885

This book explores the role of public action in eliminating deprivation and expanding human freedoms in India. The analysis is based on a broad and integrated view of development, which focuses on well-being and freedom rather than the standard indicators of economic growth. The authors place human agency at the centre of stage, and stress the complementary roles of different institutions (economic, social, and political) in enhancing effective freedoms. In comparative international perspective, the Indian economy has done reasonably well in the period following the economic reforms initiated in the early nineties. However, relatively high aggregate economic growth coexists with the persistence of endemic deprivation and deep social failures. Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen relate this imbalance to the continued neglect, in the post-reform period, of public involvement in crucial fields such as basic education, health care, social security, environmental protection, gender equity, and civil rights, and also to the imposition of new burdens such as the accelerated expansion of military expenditure. Further, the authors link these distortions of public priorities with deep-seated inequalities of social influence and political power. The book discusses the possibility of addressing these biases through more active democratic practice.


Author: Josiah Conder

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 6675



Perspectives on Equitable Development

Author: S. Mahendra Dev,N. Chandrasekhara Rao

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171886852

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 615

View: 8228

Revised version of papers presented at the CESS silver jubilee seminar held at Hyderabad in January 2006.

India's Population: Aspects of Quality and Control

Author: Ashok Mitra

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 8170170818


Page: 496

View: 5677

There is enough justification for the assumption that while the family planning programme must be quick ended in pace, other nationwide synergistic social and economic programmes must be intensified simultaneously to obtain greater mileage out of the programmes of population control. Without such concurrent, supportive measures the success of population control as a one-shot measure, operated however vigorously over a short span of time is very likely severely to backfire, as indeed it did in the beginning of 1977. Measures to improve the quality of population to the point where the support for tight control measures could be easily generated, are inexpensive and possible at the present level of India’s economic development, provided the ground is cleared for greater public involvement in the welfare and economic programmes through greater vertical decentralization and horizontal spread. The country would never scrape up the financial and other resources to achieve all these targets within the foreseeable future if the programmes continued to be based on standard governmental norms of expenditure, outfit and per capita performance, but could possibly overfulfil the targets if the right type of motivational and organizational effort is mounted to build up on the social deployment of surpluses of human energy and enterprise for community needs.

A Functional Competition Policy for India

Author: Pradeep S. Mehta

Publisher: Academic Foundation

ISBN: 9788171884933

Category: Competition

Page: 294

View: 3853

Contributed articles emerging out of various seminar platforms on Indian government policies on competition and laws regarding it.


The Years of Indira Gandhi

Author: Yogendra Kumar Malik,Dhirendra Kumar Vajpeyi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004086814

Category: History

Page: 147

View: 8294


India Rev!

Erinnerungen an eine Fahrt über Land

Author: Michael Adams

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3842360177


Page: 116

View: 1806