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Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Nikita Sud


In this path-breaking account, Nikita Sud critically re-examines the post-independence history and politics of Gujarat, one of India’s leading federal units. Today, Gujarat is known for its pioneering role in market liberalization and as the site of ethno-religious strife. Adopting a long-term view, Sud offers a fresh perspective on the seemingly puzzling coexistence of economic liberalism and political illiberalism. Challenging paradigms that posit the decline of the developmental state in India, she places the ideas, institutions and politics of the state at the heart of the analysis. Highli ... More

Keywords: India, Gujarat, the state, development, economic liberalization, land politics, secularism, Hindu nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198076933
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nikita Sud, author
Oxford University