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Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development
Throughout the 20th century, electricity was considered to be the primary vehicle of modernity, as well as its quintessential symbol. In India, electrification was central to how early nationalistsExpand
The political economy of India's second-generation reforms
The essay analyses the broad failure of India's attempts to deregulate its economy in the 1990s and the comparative success of privatisation efforts since 2000, and suggests that the growing, thoughExpand
Solar ‘power’: Socio-political dynamics of infrastructural development in two Western Indian states
Abstract The growth and development of solar energy, which is so important in the current global context, is determined by political economic factors, and in turn, has varied implications for energyExpand
Structures of Power Electrification in Colonial India
Mirroring the cross-national variation in how electricity became enmeshed in polities and societies around the world in the twentieth century, within British India, too, the emerging electric systemsExpand
Natural Resources, Development Strategies, and Lower Caste Empowerment in India’s Mineral Belt: Bihar and Odisha During the 1990s
Despite having equally vast endowments of natural resources and similar socioeconomic profiles, the Indian states of Bihar and Odisha pursued markedly different development strategies during India’sExpand
India's Dark Night
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