ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Caste and Development

Caste and Development T N Madan Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations; three volumes; Pantheon, New York, 1968; pp 2284. GUNNAR Myrdal's magnum opus will compel attention: readers will learn a great deal from it and yet find it difficult to agree with the distinguished author on all the interpretations he offers and, consequently, with the conclusions he often arrives at. Considering the range and size of this massive study of the poverty of South Asian nations, the foregoing criticism may seem both banal and unfair. But there is more in the criticism than that and this review article is an attempt to substantiate it.

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