Capital, Interrupted Agrarian Development and the Politics of Work in India
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,
understandings of concepts such as hegemony and agency, and,
ultimately, rethinks the constitution of capitalism.
Interrupted is an outstanding work of social and political
critique. It brings razor-sharp intellect to the analysis of
development and agrarian politics.