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Business and Politics in India

Christophe Jaffrelot, Atul Kohli, and Kanta Murali


Over the last few decades, politics in India has moved steadily in a probusiness direction. The probusiness shift in India has important implications for both how the world’s largest democracy is governed and for the life-chances of the citizens of that democracy. This volume analyzes the growing power of business groups in the Indian polity. It pursues four research issues aimed at focusing attention on the growing role of business in Indian politics. First, it assesses the power of business groups within India: has the power of business in India achieved a nearly hegemonic status? Second, wh ... More

Keywords: India, business, business power, probusiness, economic policy, economic liberalization

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190912468
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190912468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christophe Jaffrelot, editor
Science Po-Paris

Atul Kohli, editor
Princeton University

Kanta Murali, editor
University of Toronto

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1 Introduction

Christophe Jaffrelot, Atul Kohli, and Kanta Murali

Part I The Power of Business in Contemporary India

Part II Business Power across Issue Areas

6 Cabal City

Patrick Heller, Partha Mukhopadhyay, and Michael Walton

7 Media in Contemporary India

C. Rammanohar Reddy

Part III Regional Experiences

9 Business and Politics

John Harriss and Andrew Wyatt

11 Conclusion

Christophe Jaffrelot, Atul Kohli, and Kanta Murali

End Matter