Jawaharlal Nehru and Planning, 1938–41: India at the Crossroads

@article{Chakrabarty1992JawaharlalNA,
  title={Jawaharlal Nehru and Planning, 1938–41: India at the Crossroads},
  author={Bidyut Chakrabarty},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  year={1992},
  volume={26},
  pages={275 - 287}
}
  • B. Chakrabarty
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • Political Science
  • Modern Asian Studies
The modern state is interventionist, and planning is an effective means to ascertain its control over the entire social process. As an operational tool, planning seems formidable to structure the role of the state in accordance with its ideological underpinning. Therefore, not only is planning as an instrument tuned to economic regeneration, it is inextricably tied to the regime's political preference as well. The aim here is not to argue for a deterministic network between planning and the… 
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