Ground Down by Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class and Inequality in 21st Century India (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
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Published By Pluto Press
ISBN : 9780745337685
Category : Politics
Format : Paperback
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'This is an exceptional book coming from researchers who lived with the most marginalized people to present the India of dislocation and despair. A must read to all those who wish to understand the discontent of development' --Anand Teltumbde, writer, civil rights activist and Senior Professor of Business Management, IIIT Hyderabad

'Explodes the myth of the modernising power of capitalism. This sensitive and acute analysis shows that, far from doing away with inherited inequalities of power, Indian capitalism uses and intensifies them.' --Jayati Ghosh, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

'A kaleidoscopic view of how established social forms morph and realign to produce deepening inequality and persistent, patterned disadvantage. Super-rich material and compelling analysis' --Tania Murray Li, University of Toronto

Alpa Shah is Associate Professor (Reader) in Anthropology at LSE. She is the author of Ground Down by Growth (Pluto, 2017) and In the Shadows of the State, Indigenous Politics, Environmentalism and Insurgency in Jharkhand, India (Duke, 2010). She has also written about affirmative action, labour migration, agrarian change and India and Nepal's Maoist inspired revolutionary struggles.

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