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Inclusive Growth and Social Change: Formal-Informal-Agrarian Relations in India

Saumya Chakrabarti


This book questions the projected processes of inclusive growth and structural transformation in India. Deviating from the usual practice, it engages with the received positions of both the orthodox and heterodox discourses using a variety of methods of analyses together. It formulates its critique from the perspective of the vast non-agricultural informal sector. It shows that despite a consistently high growth rate of the economy driven by the formal/modern/capitalistic sectors, most of the informality goes on existing (and even spreading) without substantial improvement in its basic economi ... More

Keywords: development discourse, agriculture–industry linkage, informal sector, formal–informal conflict, resource conflict, formal–informal interdependence, formal sector growth, persistence of informality, theoretical and empirical explorations, political economy of development of India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199466061
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Saumya Chakrabarti, author
Associate Professor of Economics at Visva-Bharati (University), Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.