Poverty amid plenty in the new India [electronic resource] / Atul Kohli.

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Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Summary:India has one of the fastest growing economies on earth. Over the past three decades, socialism has been replaced by pro-business policies as the way forward. And yet, in this 'new' India, grinding poverty is still a feature of everyday life. Some 450 million people subsist on less than $1.25 per day and nearly half of India's children are malnourished. In his latest book, Atul Kohli, a seasoned scholar of Indian politics and economics, blames this discrepancy on the narrow nature of the ruling alliance in India that, in its new-found relationship with business, has prioritized economic growth above all other social and political considerations. This thoughtful and challenging book affords an alternative vision of India's rise in the world that its democratic rulers will be forced to come to grips with in the years ahead.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiii, 264 p.)
Other format:Print version: Kohli, Atul Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India 9780521513876
Notes:Bib#: 1816452
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index.
ISBN:9781139231855 (electronic bk.)
1139231855 (electronic bk.)