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List of Abbreviations


1. Why Another Book on Indian Economy

2. Methodological Aspects

3. The Idea of a Disrupted Society

4. The Criticality of the Long Run for Analysis

5. The Role of Leadership

6. Model of Development

7. Conclusion

Chapter I: Introduction

1. The Backdrop

2. Data Related

3. Is Rate of Growth a Good Measure of Society's Progress?

4. Modelling, Causal and Dependent Variables

5. Scheme of the Book and Chapter Outline

Chapter II: Pre-Independence India and the Disruption of Society

1. Introduction: Hysteresis and Historical Facts

2. One-Way Globalisation since 1750

3. Some Important Developments in Pre-Independence India

4. The Emerging National Leadership

5. Concept of Disruption of Indian Society

6. Link with the Post-Independence Period

Chapter III: Some Key Developments in India since Independence

1. The Continuation of Disruption in Post-Independence India

2. The 1950s: Setting up the Developmental Structures

3. Problems of the Strategy of Dependent Development in the 1960s

4. Growing Disarray of the 1970s

5. The 1980s: Heading Towards the Crisis of Mixed Economy

6. The 180-Degree Turn with New Economic Policies

7. Conclusion

8. Some Important Dates for India from the Time of Independence

Chapter IV: Continuing Disruptions, Crisis of Leadership and
Phases of the Economy since Independence

1. Introduction

2. Leadership of the Country and Continuing Disruption

3. The Nature and Extent of Democracy in the Country

4. Phases of the Indian Economy since Independence

5. Conclusion: The Continuing Disruptions

Chapter V: Theoretical Aspects: Macroeconomic Policies,
Resources for Development and Government Intervention

1. Philosophical Aspects Underlying Policies

2. Theoretical Aspects of Economic Growth

3. Aspects of Fiscal Policies since Independence

4. Consumption, Consumerism and Shortage of Resources

5. Planning and Public Sector

6. Financial Sector and Its Development

7. Conclusion

Chapter VI: Structural Changes in the Indian Economy

1. Introduction: A Complex Economy

2. Workers in the Indian Economy

3. Changing Structural Dichotomies in Post-Independence Period

4. Agriculture: Coping with the Crisis Within

5. Manufacturing: Struggling to Modernise

6. Tertiary Sector: Becoming Dominant

7. Conclusion

Chapter VII: Global Aspects of Post-Independence Developments

1. Introduction

2. Exports and Imports: Their Changing Structure

3. Conceptual Aspects of One-Way Globalisation and Marketisation

4. Aid and Capital Flows: Some Considerations

5. Role of World Bank and IMF: Managing Marketisation

in the World

6. GATT / WTO and Impact on the Indian Economy

7. Conclusion

Chapter VIII: The All Pervasive Black Economy

1. Introduction

2. India 's Economic Position in the World

3. The Size of the Black Economy

4. The Black Economy, Illegality and Governance

5. Causes of Existence of Black Economy

6. Black Economy and Its Consequences

7. Some Recent Important and Illustrative Cases

8. Possible Remedies

9. Conclusion: Reinforcing Disruption in Society

Chapter IX: Inadequacies in Infrastructure and Continuing
Disruption: Impact on the Societal Dynamics

1. Introduction: Infrastructure Gap at Independence

2. Infrastructure Development in India since 1950

3. Urbanisation in India : Irrationalities Abound

4. Transportation

5. Energy and Associated Environmental Considerations

6. Communication

7. The Health Sector: Some Key Issues

8. Conclusion

Chapter X: Link between Poverty, Inequality, Marginalisation
Employment and Environmental Destruction with Disruption

1. Introduction: Poverty as a Social Category

2. Changing Nature of Poverty and Inequality in India

3. Structure of Employment, Technological Change and Poverty

4. Specific Issues Relating to Poverty and Inequality in India

5. Environment, Poverty and the Marginalised

6. Conclusion: Poverty, Inequality, Marginalisation and
Disruption of Society

Chapter XI: Key Aspects of the Disruption of Social
Dynamics: Inadequacies in Knowledge Generation

1. Introduction

2. Historical Context of Post-Independence Developments

3. Major Policy Changes

4. Continuing Disruption in India's Education System

5. Financing of Education, Especially Higher Education

6. Overview Post-Independence Developments in Education

7. S & T in India and Problems in Knowledge Generation

8. Need for Societal Control Over Technology

9. Conclusion

Appendix I: S & T and Industrial Policies

Appendix II: Summary of Recommendations of Post-1991
Committees on Education

Appendix III: Proposed Sources of Financing Higher Education

Chapter XII: Conclusion: Understanding the Continuing
Disruption of Indian Society and Economy

1. Colonial Disruption and Its Persistence After Independence

2. Methodological Aspects Highlighted by the Analysis

3. Theoretical Aspects of Disruption

4. Black Economy: The Missing Dimension in Analysis

5. Inter-Relationship between Modernity, Marketisation,
Black Economy and Disruption

6. Political Aspects

7. Question of Alternative(s)


Index Index