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Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Anthony F. Heath and Roger Jeffery


India's society, economy, and polity have been transformed at a gathering pace since the early 1990s, and India's growing role on the world stage makes it imperative to understand the roots and consequences of these changes. The eleven chapters in this interdisciplinary volume review the growing body of data that help to make sense of these changes and to understand their likely significance. The volume provides systematic, macro-level studies of economic, demographic, social, and political change in India but also micro-level analyses of the detailed mechanisms ‘on the ground’ of how Indian s ... More

Keywords: Indian society, Indian economy, Indian politics, Oliver Heath, Yogendra Yadav, electoral change, independence, modern India, Patricia Jeffery, Roger Jeffery

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264515
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony F. Heath, editor
Professor of Sociology, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy

Roger Jeffery, editor
Professor of Sociology of South Asia, University of Edinburgh