The great tradition globalizes : reflections on two studies of ‘The Industrial Leaders’ of Madras

  title={The great tradition globalizes : reflections on two studies of ‘The Industrial Leaders’ of Madras},
  author={J. Harriss},
  journal={Modern Asian Studies},
  • J. Harriss
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Modern Asian Studies
  • The title of the paper alludes to Milton Singer's book When A Great Tradition Modernizes: an anthropological approach to Indian civilization, and particularly to Part IV of the book. This has the title ‘Modernization and Traditionalization’ and includes a long essay called ‘Industrial Leadership, the Hindu Ethic and the Spirit of Socialism-described in a review by Richard Park at the time as ‘the capstone’ of the book as a whole. 
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