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Published: 03 February 2005

484 Pages | 8 maps, 27 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199275793

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The Hindu Equilibrium

India c. 1500 B.C.-2000 A.D.

Abridged & Revised Edition

Deepak Lal

  • Broad sweep of Indian history, providing a wide ranging, novel and controversial interpretation of Indian society, economy and policy.
  • Novel interpretation of India's long economic stagnation and its recent emergence as one of the world's fastest growing economies.
  • Explanation for the unique caste system, and its continuing hold over Indian politics and society.
  • Explains why India- a poor and illiterate country- has succeeded in establishing democracy when so many others in the Third World have failed.
  • This new edition brings the story up to date with India's recent move from plan to market.

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