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The economy of South Asia : from 1950 to the present /

Tirthankar Roy.

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Author: Roy, Tirthankar
Published: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Series: Palgrave studies in economic history.
Topics: | Wirtschaft
Regions: South Asia - Economic conditions - 20th century. | South Asia - Economic conditions - 21st century. | South Asia. | Südasien
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 315-340) and index.
505 0 |aIntroduction -- Defining the region: geography and history -- The state and the economy I: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh -- The state and the economy II: Sri Lanka and Nepal -- Growth and development -- Land reforms -- The green revolution -- Trade and industry I: India -- Trade and industry II: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal -- Business -- Migration -- Summary and conclusion.
520 |aThis book explores the historical roots of rapid economic growth in South Asia, with reference to politics, markets, resources, and the world economy. Roy posits that, after an initial slow period of growth between 1950 and the 1980s, the region has been growing rapidly and fast catching up with the world on average levels of living. Why did this turnaround happen? Does it matter? Is it sustainable? The author answers these questions by drawing connections, comparisons, and parallels between the five large countries in the region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. It shows why, despite differences in political experience between these countries, similarities in resources and markets could produce similar trajectories. Home to a fifth of the world's population, South Asia's transformation has the power to change the world. Most accounts of the process focus on individual nations, but by breaking out of that mould, Roy takes on the region as a whole, and delivers a radical new interpretation of why the economy of South Asia is changing so fast.
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