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Whole Lot Of Business Sense

A major step forward in the scholarship on capitalist development in India

Whole Lot Of Business Sense
Whole Lot Of Business Sense
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There has been much theorising and even more empirical recording. The study of capitalist industrialisation in India is, however, still in its infancy. You get hagiographical accounts of the "captains" of business, you get dull historical detailing or sociological hypothesising, but very little hard facts about the social origins of business enterprise in India.

So, full marks to Harish Damodaran for a book that those interested in the dynamics of capitalist development in India must read. It’s not just good journalism but the work of a profoundly talented observer of social change in India.

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