Frictions in Resistance: Imagining Post-neoliberal Developmental Possibilities

  • Tathagatan Ravindran


Successive Indian governments as well as the globalizing Indian elites continue to be enthralled by the hopes of high modernity and development which neoliberal policies generate. Nevertheless, neoliberalism has been opposed by Indian left parties as well as social movements. While the traditional left critique has been based on Marxism, some social movements have been inspired by alternative/postdevelopment currents of various hues, which has triggered conflicts between the former and the latter. However, this tension is not unique to India. Rather, frictions between these two alternative projects to neoliberalism have come to the fore in many parts of the globe. In this context, the chapter reads post-neoliberal possibilities in India in light of other experiences in the Global South, especially Latin America, and discusses the lessons the Latin American experience could offer to Indian scholars and activists engaged in imagining and constructing alternatives to hegemonic neoliberalism.


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  • Tathagatan Ravindran
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  1. 1.Departamento de Estudios SocialesUniversidad IcesiCaliColombia

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