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In Pursuit of Development

Posted on 30 June 2021

Dr Indrajit Roy interviewed

Indrajit Roy

Dr Indrajit Roy was interviewed for the Podcast In Pursuit of Development. Indrajit's episode is called "Politics of the poor"

Indrajit says "Even though the world is richer today than ever before, a large number of people do not share in those riches, even in democracies. So, what does living in a democracy mean for people who simultaneously confront persistent deprivations and increasing inequalities? Do people living in poverty absorb the universalistic ideas associated with democracy? Or do their precarious lives overwhelm them so much so that they cannot act beyond particularistic concerns?"

These are the questions that Indrajit Roy tackles in Politics of the Poor: Negotiating Democracy in Contemporary India