Globalisation and the Challenges of Development in Contemporary India

  • Sita Venkateswar
  • Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Part of the Dynamics of Asian Development book series (DAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sita Venkateswar, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
    Pages 1-15
  3. Framing the Macro Environment

  4. Food Security

  5. Activism, Development and Changing Technologies

  6. Conclusion

About this book


This volume brings together multidisciplinary, situated and nuanced analyses of contingent issues framing a rapidly changing India in the 21st century. It moves beyond the ready dichotomies that are often extended to understand India as a series of contrasts and offers new insights into the complex realities of India today, thereby enabling us to anticipate the decades to come.

The editors focus on three major themes, each discussed in a section: The first section, Framing the Macro-Economic Environment, defines the framework for interrogating globalisation and socio-economic changes in India over the last few decades of the 20th century spiraling into India in the 21st century. The next section, Food Security and Natural Resources, highlights critical considerations involved in feeding a burgeoning population. The discussions pose important questions in relation to the resilience of both people and planet confronting increasingly unpredictable climate-induced scenarios. The final section, Development, Activism and Changing Technologies, discusses some of the social challenges of contemporary India through the lens of inequalities and emergent activisms. The section concludes with an elaboration of the potential and promise of changing technologies and new social media to build an informed and active citizenry across existing social divides.



development in contemporary India food security in India natural resources development and activism information technology in india Adivasis of Orissa development-induced dsiplacement sanitation in Indian cities urban water resources inclusive city social inequalities in India biodiversity loss and development in India urban shanties social networking and political activism anti-corruption movements

Editors and affiliations

  • Sita Venkateswar
    • 1
  • Sekhar Bandyopadhyay
    • 2
  1. 1.Massey UniversitySchool of People, Environment & PlanningPalmerston NorthNew Zealand
  2. 2.Victoria University of WellingtonSchool of History, Philosophy, Pol.Sci.WellingtonNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0453-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0454-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-9923
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-9931
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