Neoliberalism, Primitive Accumulation and Politics in India (Radical Notes – 5)
This volume provides a critique of the Indian state and polity in thecontext of neoliberalism. It shows how they have been instrumentalised
to reproduce appropriate conditions for capitalist accumulation. Inthis endeavour, primitive accumulation is a crucial concept that helpsus understand not just the status quoist forces, but also thepotentialities and limits of various anti-state forces and struggles.On the whole, this volume surveys the concrete political experience ofneoliberalism in India – in terms of political forces, laws andregular ‘exceptional’ activities of the state, like Operation GreenHunt.
Pratyush Chandrais an editor ofRadical Notes, an anti-sectarian e-journal committed to radical working class politics.He has co-editedThe Politics of Imperialism and Counterstrategies(Aakar Books, 2004), and has worked with various rural and urban working class organisations.