THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF NEW INDIA: Critical Essays
Critical of the economic and political power relations in contemporary India, this book is written from the vantagepoint of the working masses whose basic economic and democratic rights remain unment. Written for a broader audience beyond the academic community, the essays that make up the book provide short critical commentaries on different aspects of Indian society undergoing significant changes in recent times. THe essays are conceptually driven and often include empirical details, but they generally avoid the usual perils of academicism, by expressing complicated ideas in a relatively simple language and by drawing out their practical implications. The book aims to promote a critical imagination and progressive political consciousness among the working people.
Raju J Dasis a Professor at York University, Toronto. His research and teaching interests include theory in political economy and India’s economy and politics. His most recent book isMarxist Class Theory for a Skeptical World. HisCritical Reflections on Economy and Politics in India: A Class Theory Perspectivewill be published in 2020 by Brill.
"Raju Das has produced a valuable collection of essays relating to the twin challenges of neoliberalism and Hindu fundamentalism eroding the foundation of secular democracy India has been struggling to build on sicne independence from colonial rule. Das does not only provide an insightful analysis and interpretation of the current political-economic-ideological conjuncture in India in global context. As a public intellectual, his main concern is what is to be done, that is, forging an alliance of the workers, peasants, students, and intellectuals as an alternative to the mainstream political parties, the BJP and the Congress, which notwithstanding their differences represent the interest of the bourgeois-landlord class. A major strength of his writing is that it satisfies the intellectual curiosity of the specialists, while being accessible to the common people. The collection will be of interest to students, teachers, politicians, and the public in general." – Hira Singh, York Univesity