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Developing India: An Intellectual and Social History, c. 1930-50

Benjamin Zachariah


This book is about ideas which were crucial for the articulation of a vision of a future independent India. Such ideas were organized around notions of ‘development’— a term which encompassed far more than the narrowly economic meaning to which it was later reduced. The book deals with underlying notions of progress, self-government, and nation-building contained in developmental goals articulated in India in the late colonial period, the middle of the twentieth century. It concentrates on the period c. 1930–50, reaching back to earlier debates where relevant, and carrying the narrative into t ... More

Keywords: India, development, progress, self-government, nation-building, colonial period, British Indian administrators, Gandhians, Indian nationalists

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195670585
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670585.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin Zachariah, author
University of Sheffield

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