A presentation by Dr. Akhil Gupta, Professor in Anthropology and Chair of Interdepartmental Programs in South Asian Studies.
Theorizing the political economy of India after liberalization requires a rethinking of some of the classic works on the subject of India's political economy and the state. How does one account for the dominance of services, the decline of agriculture, and the rise of tribal movements? In this presentation, Dr. Gupta will argue for the continued importance of land in understanding some of the fundamental patterns of Indian political economy after liberalization.
Akhil Gupta is professor of Anthropology at UCLA. He is trained in political economy. He is the author of Postcolonial Developments and his forthcoming book on the Indian state is entitled Red Tape. He has recently spent a year in India doing fieldwork for a project on BPOs and call centers.
Refreshments will be served
Sponsor(s): Center for India and South Asia
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