This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 525
  • Course:
  • Semester: II
  • Title: India’s Development: Issues and Debates
  • Stream: Development Studies
  • Description:

    India's development policy: post-independence nation-building, the role of development in state policy; Economic policies: Initial phase of planning, shift to liberalisation in the 1980s; Population and development: population growth and its inter-linkages with poverty, family planning and population control, state policy, women’s health; Education policy: education as a fundamental right, higher education, human resource development, liberalisation, affirmative action; Environment and climate change: emergence of sustainability as a central feature of development, ecology, natural resources, climate change interventions and policy framework; Centre-state relations: making of the federal structure, uneven development, regional assertions; Dissenting voices: development as entitlement versus development as control

  • Text:

    J. Dreze and A. Sen, India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 1999 ^$^R.Guha, India After Gandhi, Pan Macmillan, 2007 ^$^B.Zachariah, Developing India: An Intellectual and Social History, Oxford University Press, 2005 ^$^P. Balakrishnan, Economic Growth in India: History and Prospect, OUP, 2010 ^$^T. Dyson et al, Eds. Twenty First Century India: Population, Economy, Human Development and the Environment, Oxford University Press, 2004 ^$^Bandarage, Women, Population and Global Crisis: A Political-Economic Analysis, Zed Books, 1997 ^$^M. Rangarajan, Ed. Environmental Issues in India: A Reader, Pearson, 2007 ^$^K. Sivaramakrishnan and A. Agrawal, Eds. Regional Modernities: The Cultural Politics of Development in India, 2003, Stanford University Press ^$^V. Prashad. The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, Leftword, 2013