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India’s development involves some striking regional contrasts, including a broad North–South divide. This study is a valuable contribution to our understanding of this divide and how it can be bridged.
This book goes beyond the received literature on why the southern states of India have developed faster than the northern states of UP, Bihar, MP and Rajasthan, and searches for underlying causes with great care and clarity.
This book highlights the major differences between India’s North and South in terms of all socio-economic parameters. In particular, it demonstrates a significant reason: differences in the quality of public governance.
The introductory chapter covered many issues pertaining to regional disparities….The volume is useful one for the researchers, academicians, policy makers and others. Such analytical study is seldom found in the recent years. The authors should be appreciated for bringing out such a worthy volume.
“A valuable contribution to our understanding of the North-South divide and how it can be bridged” -
The book by Paul and Sridhar adopts a different track by comparing the experience of select ‘Southern’ (Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala) and ‘Northern’ (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan) states and exploring the reasons behind the growth divergence between them… In all, the present volume contributes significantly to the existing literature and should be an important point of reference for policymakers and researchers alike.