[OPE-L:7537] New book by Amiya Kumar Bagchi

From: Rakesh Bhandari (rakeshb@stanford.edu)
Date: Fri Aug 23 2002 - 14:25:58 EDT

Capital and Labour Redefined
                          Amiya Kumar Bagchi

                              Our Price: $29.95

                              Format: Paperback, 288pp.
                              ISBN: 1843310694
                              Publisher: Anthem Press
                              Pub. Date: September  2002

                          ABOUT THIS ITEM

                          From the Publisher
                          This book gives the historical background of 
the formation of the Indian capitalist class from before the time of 
British colonial rule in India. It also analyzes the nature of that 
class and changes in it under colonialism and the state of 
independent India and sets some of the peculiarities of capitalist 
organization in India, and the ideology of big capital in their 
historical context.

                          The evolution of the conditions of the 
working class in India is analyzed in its dialectical interaction 
with global capital as well as Indian capitalism. The author 
challenges the view that the tensions caused within working class 
movements caused by caste or communal divisions or by gender 
discrimination are to be attributed to primordial loyalties. He 
demonstrates the influence of the deliberate strategies adopted by 
capitalists and of changes in the structure of global and Indian 
capitalism. Finally, the book investigates the impact of 
capital-friendly liberalization on the fortunes of the working class 
in the Third World.

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