Distortions in Indian Economy
Anil Rai
INDUSTRIALISATION OF INDIA by G.K. Shirokov People's Publishing House, 1980, 326 pp., 20.00
Nov-Dec 1980, volume 5, No 11/12

In the tradition of an earlier genera­tion of pioneering Soviet studies of economic development in modern India by Reisner, Pavlov, Goldberg, Levkovsky, Melman and other Soviet scholars, the book under review provides a bold and interesting attempt at elaborating the line that originated in the 20th Congress of the C.P.S.U. in 1956—bold because it attempts to view the process of econo­mic growth in the perspective of class relations and interesting because the well-­worn incantation of the ‘non-capitalist path of development’ does not appear on a single page of this rather wide-ranging study by a Soviet economist.

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