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The Danger of Development Today: An Inevitable Polemic

  • Rabindra Ray
  • Amiya Kumar Das
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Abstract

The chapter explores the civilizational nexus of the discourse and practice of development. The Europeanization of the globe of which it is a part is located in a whole multiplicity of civilizational nexuses. The Indian civilizational nexus has its own distinctiveness to contribute. Adopting a forsaken idiom of polemic, this essay makes the critique of development relational, unraveling the interactive framework in which developmental discourse assumes predominance. Overall, this chapter becomes a springboard of thinking through the idea of development, in a manner unusual in development discourse of our times.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rabindra Ray
    • 1
  • Amiya Kumar Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Delhi School of EconomicsUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of SociologyTezpur UniversityTezpurIndia

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