India’s Failed Agricultural Revolution

Capitalism spread through India’s countryside without developing it.

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There are now more rural people in the world than ever before. More than a quarter of them are in India. It turns out that, contrary to the assumptions of classical Marxism, Indian capitalism has not absorbed the rural masses into an industrial workforce. Neither has the agrarian class structure polarized into two classes, even […]

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