India Working: Essays on Society and Economy

Barbara Harriss-White

India Working: Essays on Society and Economy

Indian Economic History

By drawing on her intimate knowledge of the region and on the adjacent theoretical literature, Barbara Harris-White describes the working of the Indian economy through its most important social structures of accumulation. Successive chapters explore a range of topics including labour, class, the state, gender, religious plurality, caste and space.The author's conclusion challenges the prevailing notion that liberalisation releases the economy from political interference. This is a vivid and compelling book, by a distinguished scholar, for students of economics, and for those studying the region.

Harriss-White, Barbara. India working: Essays on society and economy. Cambridge University Press, 2003.