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    DescriptionThis book is about the ideas regarding the concept of the term 'development' which emerged in circa 1930-50. It is a study of the formative period in history when the underlying notions of progress, self-government, and nation building were articulated. The author considers how the notions were driven by immediate political battles, yet inspired by a vision of the future that incorporated notions of sovereignty and equity. Drawing on a variety of intellectual resources, the author analyses three themes around development: the importance of science and technology, the need for the government to express certain social concerns, and the need for national discipline. The argument is that alternative notions of development-consciously different from those based on free trade and industrialization could emerge in the inter-war period, when the future of capitalism did not appear as assured as they did in the nineteenth century. This book opens up a new arena in the historiography of South Asia, that of an intellectual history of late colonialism in India, and of the nationalism that succeeded it.


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    Title
    Developing India
    Subtitle
    An Intellectual and Social History, C. 1930-50
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benjamin Zachariah
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198086079
    ISBN 10: 0198086075
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, KCZ
    Abridged Dewey: 954
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET080
    Ingram Theme: CULT/INDIAN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 306.095
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC region code: 2.3.3.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DS435 .Z33 2012
    Publisher
    OUP India
    Imprint name
    OUP India
    Publication date
    02 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi
    Author Information
    Benjamin Zachariah is Reader in South Asian History, Department of History, University of Sheffield.
    Table of contents
    ABBREVIATIONS ; PREFACE ; 1. INTRODUCTION ; 2. THE CONTEXT ; 3. A REFORMED IMPERIUM? ; 4. THE DEBATE ON GANDHIAN IDEAS ; 5. DEVELOPMENT: POSSIBLE NATIONS ; 6. CONCLUSIONS ; GLOSSARY ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX