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Political Economy of Underdevelopment of North-East India

Prasenjit Biswas (Author) Rafiul Ahmed (Author)
Synopsis Development Research focusing on North-East India (NEI) seems to be limited by isolated and piecemeal nature of empirical studies. This situation throws up a challenge to investigate into the causal and historical linkages between politics and economics. Taking into consideration the existing lacunae in development research focusing on NEI, the study investigates the nature and causes of underdevelopment and its myriad politico-cultural expressions through the triple registers of development i.e. political economy, space and culture. The study delves deep into the analysis of the intricate structural relations within a given mode of production that produces, sustains and gives rise to neo-dependency. In doing so it tries to develop a staged connection between the co-existing modes of development and modes of productions alongwith its spatial references. The study remains largely exploratory and theoretical. Recent data have been used to strengthen various arguments.
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About the authors

Prasenjit Biswas

Prasanjit Biswas (b. 1969) has been a Jawaharlal Nehru Scholar in Philosophy during 1997-99. Besides publishing widely in Continental Philosophy and NE-Indian Studies, he has taught at ISM, Dhanbad and IIT, Mumbai. Currently he teaches Philosophy at Indian Institute of Technology, guwahati, Assam.

Rafiul Ahmed

Rafiul Ahmed (b. 1975) earned his Masters’ degress in geography from Delhi School of Economics and M.Phil. from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He has published several papers.

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Title Political Economy of Underdevelopment of North-East India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8187606398
length xi+170p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.