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Interrogating Development : Perspectives on the Economy, Environment, Ethnicity and Gender

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Author: Edited by Anjan Chakrabarti, Rajarshi Chatterjee, Panchali Sengupta,
Year:  First Published in January 2017
Pages: X+ 331
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 9789380677941

About the Book

This book interrogates the idea of ‘development’ that has dominated contemporary socio-economic discourse in post-liberalization India, critiquing the diverse ‘models of development and progress’, providing an insight into its ideological connotations and its implications upon the lives of the marginalized and oppressed sections of society, particularly in Eastern India and its surroundings.

Editors
Anjan Chakrabarti, is presently working as Associate Professor at UGC Human Resource Development Centre,The University of Burdwan. His research interests include development studies with special interest include development studies with special reference to North-Eastern states of India, Agrarian economy of Bengal and policy analysis and evaluation .

Panchali Sengupta, is Assistant Professor of Economics at St. Joseph’s College , Darjeeling The thrust of her interests includes gender economics, women empowerment, labour economics and decision making policies .

Rajarshi Chatterjee, is assistant Professor in the West Bengal Education Service at the P.G.Department of English at Moulana Azad College, Kolkata..Films and popular culture , media studies , sport and the politics of nationalism and development are his major areas of academic interest.

Contents-
Interrogating Development: Perspectives on the Economy , Environment,Ethnicity and Gender.
The Political Economy of Industrialisation in West Bengal 1948-2000: Dynamics of the State , Labour and the Market. Abhinandan Das.
A Comparative Study of Land Settlements in British India
And the Princely State of Cooch Behar ( 1773-1947)
Prajnaparamita Sarkar.
A Disaggregated Study on Trends in Growth of Agricultural Production and Productivity in West Bengal in Pre and Post-Economic Reform Period : Investigating the Impact on the Economy and Employment .
Anjan Chakrabarty

Convergence and Divergence: Perspectives on growth Imbalance across the Districts of West Bengal .
Debajit Jha and Sunetra Ghatak
Food Security for the Poorest: A Case Study of therole of Gram Panchayats and Self Help Groups.
Dilip Kanti Chaudhuri, Debraj Bhattacharya,Buddhadeb Ghosh.
‘Decent Work’ Deficit in India in the Post-liberalisation Era: A Study across Major States .
Anamika Moktan
Tracing the Dynamics of ‘Peoples Participation’ in Governance in Mizoram .
Anup Shekhar Chakraborty
History, Culture , Environment and Development:
Kerala and Darjeeling A study in Contrast .
George Thadathil .
Ordering an Anomalous Land: Material Transformations of the Landscape in Colonial Darjeeling .
Tahiti Sarkar and Dilip Sarkar.
Challenging the Idea of Development through Development Discourses: Reflections on the Gorkhaland Movement . Swatahsiddha Sarkar .
Ethnicity Marginality: Changing Patterns of Identity politics among Central Indian Tribes of Terai and Dooars Regions of West Bengal . Sourajit Roy .
A Study of the Evolution of Development Discourse and the Status of Women in India Panchali Sengupta .
Property Rights and the Economic Security of Women: Some Emerging Issues .
Sanchari Roy Mukherjee
Nationalism and its Failures: Reviewing Rabindranath .
Partha Gangopadhyay

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