Hindu Equilibrium: Cultural Stability and Economic Stagnation in India, 1500 B.C. - 1980 A.D. by Deepak Lal, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hindu Equilibrium: Cultural Stability and Economic Stagnation in India, 1500 B.C. - 1980 A.D.

Hindu Equilibrium: Cultural Stability and Economic Stagnation in India, 1500 B.C. - 1980 A.D.

by Deepak Lal
     
 

This new two-volume study of Indian economic, social, and political history provides a better understanding of various issues related to current Indian economic stagnation, poverty, and society. Lal argues that the ancient Hindus fashioned a social and economic system out of their democratic, ecological, and political conditions which has scarcely changed since its

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This new two-volume study of Indian economic, social, and political history provides a better understanding of various issues related to current Indian economic stagnation, poverty, and society. Lal argues that the ancient Hindus fashioned a social and economic system out of their democratic, ecological, and political conditions which has scarcely changed since its foundation. The social expression of this was the caste system, which Lal sees as developing in response to uncertainty and shortage of labor supply, thus revising the common view that India's economic problems are based on a surplus of labor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198284987
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/16/1989
Series:
The Hindu Equilibrium, #1
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.13(d)

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