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In the last few decades a ‘new’ India has surfaced – an India that is socially confident, globally active, economically visible, technologically suave, and youthfully smart. Its expatriate professionals, students, and computer engineers and its entertainment industry have placed India in the global economy in profound ways, while its regional engagement with Asia, quiet collaboration with China, and growing bilateral relationship with the US is realigning the global political architecture. Yet India still faces numerous challenges, including its large absolute poverty level, social injustices and inequalities, political fragmentation and uneven development.


Anthem’s India and Asia in the Global Economy series invites scholars and researchers to undertake bold projects exploring the internal and external dimensions of a ‘new’ India, and its economic and political interactions with contemporary global systems. Titles in this series examine India’s economic development and social change in global and Asian contexts, with topics including the politics of globalization, Indian middle class revolution, the politics of caste, India–US relations, India in Asia, emigrants and diaspora, economic policy and poverty, and changing gender relations.


Series Editor

Anthony P. D’Costa – Australia India Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia


Editorial Board

Govindan Parayil – United Nations University, Japan

Kunal Sen – Manchester University, UK

Aseema Sinha – Claremont McKenna College, USA

E. Sridharan – UPIASI, India



We welcome submissions of proposals for challenging and original works that meet the criteria of this series. We make prompt editorial decisions. Our titles are published simultaneously in print and eBook editions and are subject to peer review by recognized authorities in the field. Should you wish to send in a proposal for a collection of essays, a single or multi-authored monograph, or a course reader, please contact us at: proposal@anthempress.com

  1. A New India?
    Critical Reflections in the Long Twentieth Century
    Edited by Anthony P. D'Costa, with a Foreword by Deepak Nayyar

    This volume critically examines the notion of a ‘new’ India by recognizing that India is changing remarkably and by exposing the many economic, social, and political contradictions that are integral to contemporary India.

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    Paperback | April 2012 | ISBN 9780857285041

  2. India and the World Bank
    The Politics of Aid and Influence
    Jason A. Kirk

    'The World Bank needs India more than India needs it.' So goes an emerging consensus on both sides of the relationship between the Bank and its largest borrower. This book analyzes the politics of aid and influence, with a particular focus on sub-national state-level reforms in India.

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    Paperback | October 2011 | ISBN 9780857284129