Edited by: Biswajit Ghosh
The book brings together a collection of writings that examine the processes of development in India from theoretical and practical points of view. The treatment of 'development as a discourse' can be helpful for cross-examining the possibilities, as well as the consequences, of development from multiple, contextual, and synoptic points of view - and also for locating changes in the meaning of development over time and space. The essays focus on five vital areas: the discourse of development * state, market, and civil society * gender and development * science, environment, and development * society, community, and development. The discussion not only raises certain critical issues on the subject with particular reference to the Indian experience, it also suggests certain viable alternatives to resolve the impasse. Thought-provoking and comprehensive, this book will appeal to a vast readership, including scholars of development studies, sociology, gender studies, political science, social work, social anthropology, and cultural studies.
Publication Date: 3/1/2012