Power, Politics and Rural Development: Essays on India

By: G.K. Lieten

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Based on fifteen years of intensive Anthropological and sociological fieldwork, this book presents provocative insights in the daily life of Men and Women in various villages of India. The Topics dealt with are varied as also important and Policy relevant. The author deals with the propensity of the village panchayats and their actual working in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, the impact of land Reforms on development, the causes of the high human development index in Kerala, communalism at the village level, the Views of Poor villagers on the post-modernist views on development, Child Labour and Family views on Children as capital, and with the changing World view in relation to religion, Caste and the position of women. The author deals with these issues Drawing on a multifaceted background, taking care at the same time that the views of the villagers, and their daily concerns come through as the Principal empirical evidence. Contents: 1. Decentralization in India : Learning from Old and New 2. Caste, Gender and Class in Panchayats : The Case of Barddhaman, West Bengal 3. Panchayats in Western Uttar Pradesh : Namesake Members 4. Panchayats and Natural Disasters : Floods in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal 5. Land Reforms at Centre Stage : The Evidence on West Bengal 6. West Bengal after a Quarter Century of Land Reforms 7. Human Development in Kerala : Structure and Agency in History 8. Development Priorities : Post-Modernist Assumptions and Pre-Modernist Aspiration 9. Women, Caste and Religion in a North Indian Village 10. Hindu Communalism around Ayodhya between Caste and Class 11. Rural Development in West Bengal : Development of the Weak 12. The Rural Discourse on Child Labour and Education. Printed Pages: 284

Title: Power, Politics and Rural Development: Essays on India

Author Name: G.K. Lieten

Categories: Politics, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173044759

ISBN 13: 9788173044755

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: Power, Politics and Rural Development: Essays on India G.K. Lieten