Sunday, 11 March 2012

Capital, Interrupted Agrarian Development and the Politics of Work in India

By Viney Gidwani, 2008

With the Patel caste of western India as his central case, Vinay Gidwani interrogates established concepts of value, development, and the relationship between capital and history. Capitalism, he argues, is not based on the operation of a series of laws, but is rather an assemblage of contingent logics stitched together. Capital, Interrupted unsettles understandings of concepts such as hegemony and agency, and, ultimately, rethinks the constitution of capitalism.

Capital, Interrupted is an outstanding work of social and political critique. It brings razor-sharp intellect to the analysis of development and agrarian politics.
- Arun Agrawal

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