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Published: 26 April 2018

336 Pages | 10 line drawings and 8 halftones


ISBN: 9780190859169

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Dispossession without Development

Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Modern South Asia

  • Advances a new theory of the relationship between dispossession and capitalism
  • Rare ethnographic study of villages dispossessed for a Special Economic Zone
  • Novel look at how real estate speculation transforms a village, and the implications of Indias knowledge economy for rural populations
  • Draws on new archival sources for understanding changing political economy of dispossession in India
  • Advances the controversial thesis that dispossession in contemporary India is decreasingly developmental

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