Land Acquisition and Compensation in India

Mysteries of Valuation

  • Sattwick Dey Biswas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 255-293

About this book


This book discusses development and land acquisitions in India and analyzes a conceptual framework based on “paradox of values” and “plural value of land.” The research links the issue of valuation to its roots in classic economic theory and to its individual perception. The project offers an insightful perspective on current challenges of urbanization and development in the Global South, where land use regimes are in a highly dynamic transition to allow for urban amenities, housing and industrial land. The author concludes with a derived scheme or framework that addresses various potentials to better address values of land during land acquisition. It is an ideal book for anyone interested in land markets, land appraisal and land economics and land acquisition in the Global South.

Sattwick Dey Biswas is Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy (National Law School of India University), India. 


india Land acquisition development polyrational Global North and South justice political economy

Authors and affiliations

  • Sattwick Dey Biswas
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Public PolicyNational Law School of India UniversityBengaluruIndia

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