Book Review: Land acquisition and resource development in contemporary India, Edited by Shashi Ratnekar Singh. Cambridge University Press. 2020. Pp. 188. £75.00 (hb). ISBN: 9781108486927

Rajanya Bose

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Singh's book “Land Acquisition and Resource Development in India” sits at the intersection of state theory, human geography, and political economy of land dispossession in India. It sheds light on the changing nature of the Indian state, uneven development trajectories across social groups and spaces in India as a result of “resource development,” and the impact of public discourse and mobilizations on the processes of dispossession.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-901
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Agrarian Change
Issue number4
Early online date9 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2023

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