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Critical Acclaim for The Paradox of India’s North–South Divide

Lessons from the States and Regions

Samuel Paul - Former Director, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Founder, Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore

Kala Seetharam Sridhar - Professor and Head, Centre for Research in Urban Affairs, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore

This book examines the socio-economic and political scenario of India’s southern states vis-à-vis their northern counterparts. Exploring the paradox behind the underlying North–South divide in India, it reveals that the gap was much smaller at the outset, with the North having had a head start in certain areas. It goes on to establish that although the South was somewhat better placed in terms of initial conditions, it was the post-liberalization era that saw it realizing this potential and surging forward. Read More...