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Stuart Corbridge , John Harriss , Craig Jeffrey

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii Abbreviations ix Preface and Acknowledgements xiii 1 Making Sense of India Today 1 Part I: Economy 2 When and Why Did India Take Off? 23 3 How Have the Poor Fared (and Others Too)? 47 4 Why Hasn’t Economic Growth Delivered More for Indian Workers? 80 5 Is the Indian State Delivering on Promises of ′Inclusive Growth′ and Social Justice? 100 Part II: Politics 6 How Did a ′Weak′ State Promote Audacious Reform? 121 7 Has India′s Democracy Been a Success? 140 8 Is Government in India Becoming More Responsive? 158 9 Has the Rise of Hindu Nationalism Halted? 177 10 Rural Dislocations:Why Has Maoism Become Such a Force in India? 197 Part III: Society 11 Does India Have a Civil Society? 221 12 Does Caste Still Matter in India? 239 13 How Much Have Things Changed for Indian Women? 258 14 Can India Benefi t From Its Demographic Dividend? 286 15 Afterword: India Today, and India in the World 302 Glossary 307 Bibliography 309 Index 361

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