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The Hindu Equilibrium: India c.1500 B.C. - 2000 A.D.

Deepak Lal


India is an emerging giant. This book explains its long economic stagnation and recent rise by examining its social, political, and historical evolution with a long-term perspective. It explains how its distinct social system based on caste arose and why it still is of importance in its political and social arrangements, despite India's recent move from the plan to market.

Keywords: India, economic stagnation, social evolution, political evolution, historical evolution, social system, caste system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275793
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275793.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deepak Lal, author
University of California, Los Angeles
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