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

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Colonialism, Rational Calculations and Idea of the Economy

of the 'Economy' U Kalpagam This article traces the genealogy of the 'Indian economy'. It argues that the discursive practices of colonial governance rendered India within the framework of modernist knowledge. The collection of statistics was crucial to the regulatory practices of governance based as they were on a new kind of political rationality. The discourse of the 'Indian economy' is thus traced to the disciplinarity of accounting.

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