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Planning Democracy: How a Professor, an Institute, and an Idea Shaped India

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India’s Five-Year Plans were one of the developing world’s most ambitious experiments. After nearly two centuries of colonial rule, planning the economy was meant to be independent India’s route from poverty to prosperity. Planning Democracy explores how India married liberal democracy to a socialist economy. Planning not only built India’s data systems, it even shaped the nature of its democracy. The Five-Year Plans loomed so large that they linked surprisingly far-flung contexts-from computers to Bollywood to Hindutva.

About the Author

Nikhil Menon is assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. He grew up in Chennai and studied at Delhi University as well as Jawaharlal Nehru University. His PhD in history is from Princeton University. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Viking
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Pages ‏ : ‎ 360
  • Binding : Hardcover
  • Author : Nikhil Menon
  • Edition : 2022
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0670095923
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0670095926
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 600 g


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