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Author Majumder, Sarasij, author

Title People's car : industrial India and the riddles of populism / Sarasij Majumder
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, [2019]
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Contents Cover; PEOPLE'S CAR; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of Abbreviations; A Timeline of the Events in Singur; Introduction. Life Beyond Land: Aspirations, Ambivalence, and the Double Life of Development; 1. "We Are Chasis, Not Chasas": Emergence of Land-Based Subjectivities; 2. Land Is Like Gold: (In)commensurability and the Politics of Land; 3. Land Is Like a Mother: The Contradictions of Village-Level Protests; 4. "Peasants" Against Industrialization: Images of the Peasantry and Urban Activists' Representations of the Rural; Conclusion: Value Versus Values?
Postscript: From a Defunct Factory to a "Crematorium"Acknowledgments; Glossary; References; Index
Summary People's Car studies divergent populist responses to land acquisition for industries in rural India. It contends that landownership enables small landowners to aspire and look forward to social mobility in the non-farm sector, which are contingent upon industrialization. The protests against land acquisition, thus, have contradictory tendencies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 03, 2018)
Subject Automobile industry and trade -- India.
Industrialization -- India.
Populism -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823282430
0823282449 (electronic book)
9780823282449 (electronic book)