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    Literacy in India

    Kapur, Sandeep and Murthi, M. (2009) Literacy in India. In: Basu, K. and Maertens, A. (eds.) The Concise Oxford Companion to Economics in India. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198063131.

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    Abstract

    In today's complex and fast evolving environment, understanding India's economy is not just an intellectual challenge, but, with the country emerging as a major global player, also a requirement. This concise and reader-friendly volume addresses this need. Culled from the collective wisdom of distinguished contributors, the volume provides a comprehensive and engaging account of the trends and issues across various sectors of the Indian economy. More than 100 pertinent entries, organized thematically, cover the evolution of the Indian economy from relative obscurity to an emergent global force. They span the recent cover stories of India's phenomenal growth, and also document the backwaters-widespread poverty, farmer suicides, child labour, and the large and impoverished informal sector. A new introduction and some new entries cover the developments since the first edition was written, and also focus on the economic crises. An appendix presents relevant statistics on Indian economic indicators, which will serve as a handy reference for students of the Indian economy and, more generally, of development economics.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Research Centre: Innovation Management Research, Birkbeck Centre for
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 09:15
    Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 08:57
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9595

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