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

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Tidbits on Regional Disparities

Tidbits on Regional Disparities THE book, a collection of 22 papers presented at the All-India Conference on Regional Disparities in India, held at New Delhi in April 1979, has come out at a time when many economists are already engaged in studying the problem. There are many earlier studies, such as those by A K Bagchi, Yoginder K Alagh, S K Rao, to name only a few. Thus the editor's allegation that "most analysis of the national economies has been almost totally devoid of the spatial dimension" (p ix) has lost much of its relevance. What is important now is to form an analytical framework in the specific context of India. But that awareness is largely missing in this book. Nevertheless, the book at least brings out many important issues relating to regional disparities.

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