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Dispossession without development : land grabs in neoliberal India / Michael Levien.Material type: BookSeries: Modern South Asia: Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2018Description: xxviii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780190915513 (hardback).Subject(s): Land reform -- India | Economic development -- IndiaAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Dispossession without developmentDDC classification: 333.3154 LEV
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-288) and index.
Preface: from Narmada to Rajpura
Genesis of the land broker state
Differentiation by speculation
Peasants in a knowledge economy
On the margins of a world city
Reprise: dispossession without development
Politics after dispossession
Conclusion: ¿land wars¿ and development
Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against land dispossession. 'Dispossession Without Development' demonstrates that beneath these conflicts lay a profound shift in regimes of dispossession. While the postcolonial Indian state dispossessed land mostly for public-sector industry and infrastructure, since the 1990s state governments have become land brokers for private real estate capital. Using the case of a village in Rajasthan that was dispossessed for a private Special Economic Zone, the book ethnographically illustrates the exclusionary trajectory of capitalism driving dispossession in contemporary India. Taking us into the lives of diverse villagers in "Rajpura," the book meticulously documents the destruction of agricultural livelihoods, the marginalization of rural labor, the spatial unevenness of infrastructure provision, and the dramatic consequences of real estate speculation for social inequality and village politics. Illuminating the structural underpinnings of land struggles in contemporary India, this book will resonate in any place where "land grabs" have fueled conflict in recent years.