Social Scientist. v 23, no. 263-65 (April-June 1995) p. Back material.

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Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception

IRFAN HABIB (Centre for Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University)

This volume brings together for the first time several of Professor Irfan Habib*s essays,

representing three decades of scholarship, and providing an insightful interpretation of

the main currents in Indian history from the standpoint of Marxist historiography. He

examines the role played by the peasantry and caste in Indian history; explores the forms

of class struggle and the stage of development of the economy in Mughal India; analyses

the impact of colonialism on the Indian economy; and chronicles the changes in Marx's

perception of India.

CONTENTS Preface • Acknowledgements • Problems of Marxist Historiography • Marx's Perception

of India • The Social Distribution of Landed Property in Pre-British India • The Peasant in Indian

History • Caste in Indian History • Potentialities of Capitalistic Development in the Economy of

Mughal India • Forms of Class Struggle in Mughal India • Processes of Accumulation in Pre-Colonial

and Colonial India • Colonialization of the Indian Economy 1757-1900 • Studying a Colonial

Economy—Without Perceiving Colonialism • Index

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Whatever Happened to Imperialism and Other Essays PRABIIAT PATNAIK (Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU, New Delhi) The essays brought together in this volume are grouped around three main themes: the genesis of underdevelopmcnt and the mechanism of its spontaneous reproduction; the contradictions of the state-promoted development process after decolonization; and the political economy underlying the process of'economic liberalization*. The focus of these essays is theoretical rather than empirical: they seek to analyse structures on the basis of 'stylized facts' rather than with an examination of data per se. India provides the context in which they are written, but they have a wider relevance to developing countries. CONTENTS Introduction • A Note on External Markets and Capitalist Development • On the Political Economy ofUnderdevelopment • A Synoptic View ofUnderdevelopment • Lenin and Imperialism:

An Introduction • Whatever Happened to Imperialism? • P.C. Mahalanobis and the Theory of Development Planning • Some Problems of Financing Public Investment in India •The Market Question and Capitalist Development in India • A Perspective on the Recent Phase of India's Economic Development • On the Political Economy of Economic 'Liberalization' • A Note on the Political Economy of the 'Retreat of the State' • Investment and Growth in a 'Liberalized' Economy • Index Demy8vo Hardcover xii+244 pages Rs ^75

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