09 July 2008

THE POLITICS OF WORK


CAPITAL, INTERRUPTED: Agrarian Development and the Politics of Work in India by VINAY GIDWANI


"Capital, Interrupted provides a thoughtful and compelling study of the convoluted ways in which capital operates in the modern world. Gidwani illustrates his theoretical points with examples from fieldwork in one sub-district of Gujarat, all carried out with great sensitivity." David Hardiman, Professor of History, University of Warwick

“In Capital, Interrupted social theory combines felicitously with rigorous empirical analysis, and the result is narrated in thoughtful and elegant prose. The colonial lineages of development, and the emergence of Lewa Patel agrarian capitalists as economic and cultural forces in the Gujarat countryside are presented with an expository flair uncommon in scholarly writing. Vinay Gidwani has brilliantly elucidated the way both work and development came to be understood in social and political theory, and in modern Indian history, by the end of the last millennium.” K. Sivaramakrishnan, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

Hardback / 368pp / Rs 750 / ISBN 81-7824-245-1 / September 08 / For sale in South Asia only / Copublished by the University of Minnesota Press

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