Benjamin Zachariah

in Developing India

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195670585
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081639 | DOI:

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This concluding chapter summarizes the preceding discussions. Topics covered include the notion of ‘development’ in the India of the 1930s; Indian nationalist arguments; the Gandhian position on ‘development’; the shifting of imperialist arguments towards more apparently nationalist rhetoric, particularly during the Second World War; Nehruvian socialism; and how the mixing of liberal, illiberal, and socialist idioms in thinking about ‘development’ in India was called ‘socialism’.

Keywords: colonial India; development; Gandhi; Indian nationalist arguments; imperialist arguments; socialism

Chapter.  4115 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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