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‘Economics’ of prosperity: Why the dominant perspectives may be unhelpful to make sense of underdevelopment

Gupta, Avinash (2018): ‘Economics’ of prosperity: Why the dominant perspectives may be unhelpful to make sense of underdevelopment.

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Abstract

The article is essentially a book-review of Professor Vijay Joshi's recent work, '"India's Long Road: The Search for Prosperity". In this critical essay, I take a slightly revisionist approach when it comes to a 'typical'book review. For example, the length of this article goes well-beyond the standard convention. The ‘deviation’ from rules, however, has specific objectives. I have critically analyzed Dr. Joshi’s work and in so doing include relevant evidences, debates and questions not just from economics but also from other disciplines such as history and political science.

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