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Published: 18 November 2004

488 Pages | 7 maps, numerous tables


ISBN: 9780199275793

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The Hindu Equilibrium

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

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.

New to this Edition:

  • In this revised and abridged edition of the previous two volumes, the story is brought up to date. It includes India's recent moves from the plan to the market which is at last shattering the age old Hindu Equilibrium.

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