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India's Power Elite

Release date: April 15, 2021
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SANJAYA BARU is a policy analyst, writer and columnist. He has served as the editor of the Econom... Read More

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SANJAYA BARU is a policy analyst, writer and columnist. He has served as the editor of the Economic Times, the Financial Express and Business
Standard, and the editorial-page editor of the Times of India and the Indian Express. He was the media adviser to former prime minister Manmohan Singh and the director for geo-economics and strategy,
International Institute of Strategic Studies, London. He has taught at the University of Hyderabad; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore; and the Indian School of Public Policy, New Delhi. His books include The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh , Strategic Consequences of India's Economic Performance and1991: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Made History .

From the bestselling author of The Accidental Prime Minister, here comes an insightful analysis of Indian politics and elitism that answers many important political questions today.

India's Power Elite is a study of the nature of power and elitism in postcolonial India. Its point of departure is the political transition under way in twenty-first-century India, with the marginalization of the Congress Party and the staging of a cultural revolution symbolized by the rise of Hindu majoritarianism. Baru deconstructs the morphology of the Indian power elite-comprising remnants of a feudal gentry, kulaks, a metropolitan business class, the civil services and a cultural elite of opinion-makers. He also examines the role of caste, class and culture in the emergence of a 'New India'. Aimed at the socially engaged reader, this book will interest both students as well as those who wield power.

The main target readership for this book includes socially engaged readers, people interested in politics, activism, students, etc.

Baru refuses to see India's elites as a static category - there is constant churning and upward and downward mobility. Caste, class, education and access to economic resources, patronage by the state and emergence of electorally significant caste groups have to be seen in totality. He reveals the complexity of this process while also trying to find an Indian template to explain the phenomenon. One of the first such books off the block, it will, hopefully, encourage more work in this field.Baru has woven his wide-ranging experiences as academician, journalist, media adviser and economist to propound his thesis on elites. Occasionally, he shifts focus to share anecdotes of his own experiences and quotes sociologists and economists to give it a slightly academic flavour.Sanjay Baru is known for his journalism, but has been an economist, academician, lobbyist (secretary of FICCI) and a kind of politician, being the media adviser to a former prime minister. So when he uses his first-hand view of things to weave politics, business and socio-economic themes to describe what has made India's movers and shakers in his new book, India's Power Elite, the result is plain brilliant.Baru maintains the neutrality of a social scientist while describing the changes that had happened with the political and economic elites, but he offers for the first time an indirect moral critique of the elite groups when he writes about the policy intellectuals and public intellectuals, the media and the celebrity class.

Product Details

Title: India's Power Elite
SKU: BK0428330
EAN: 9780670092444
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Release date: April 15, 2021

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