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

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Popular Participation and Decentralised Planning

a problem arose. The loyal landlord, the affluent businessman, the top civil servant, each learned how to adapt to the imperial mould, not so different from the old feudal one. What was called for was only a change in externalities. Forget such minor details as that the British were, primarily, predators and exploiters. We were, after all, shaped into a nation by them. For decades on end, in elite Indian households. Empress Victoria was the emblem of charity and piety; affluent Indian breasts would swell in pride, pride engineered by the thought that they were a part of the great empire over which she presided.

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