The Land Question In India: State, Dispossession, And Capitalist Transition.

The Land Question In India: State, Dispossession, And Capitalist Transition

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ISBN details

  • ISBN 10: 0198792441
  • ISBN 13: 9780198792444


This volume takes a fresh look at the land question in India. Rather than work with the view that land is a source of dynamic economic transformation, as experienced historically by the West, this volume examines the centrality of land in the development discourse in India. The focus is on the role of the state, which pushes a process of dispossession of peasants through direct expropriation for developmental purposes such as acquisition of land by (local) statesfor infrastructure development and industrialization. Consequently, land has been, and continues to be, a turbulent arena in which classes, castes, and communities are in conflict with each other, withthe state, and with capital, jockeying to determine the terms and conditions of land transactions or their prevention. The volume provides new analytical insights into the land acquisition processes, their legal-institutional and ethical implications, and the multifaceted regional diversity of acquisition experiences in India.

Other Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Language: En
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Date Published: 2017
  • Authors: Anthony P. D'Costa, Achin Chakraborty