GEOG 1000 - Lecture 7 - Jan. 25, 2012

GEOG 1000 - Lecture 7 - Jan. 25, 2012 - -Emphasis on big...

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India in South Asia - Brief history… - Two Indias? - The India that is poor - Solutions: development, alternative development, justice - One India: dynamic place, culture, Bollywood - Majority of people are very poor - There is also a middle class - Very strong transnational connections - Trying to separate themselves from people around them - Why is India poor? - Too many people - Cultural barriers to mobility - And, in the past, lack of technology - Not that high of a population density - Caste - Unequal gender relations - Too tied to religion - At a very broad level everyone belongs to 1 of 4 different groups - West: rational, modern, progressing, enlightened, democratic - East: irrational, traditional, stagnant, trapped by religion, despotic - For the British caste defined India - Categorized people into racial categories - Nehru as modernizer - Breaking into traditional culture through children
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Unformatted text preview: -Emphasis on big technologies -Heavy industry-Strong emphasis on the role of the state-Adopt certain aspects of what the soviet model could be-5 year development plan-Set out goals for next five years-Series of policies to achieve these goals-Green revolution made India self sufficient-No more famines-People in India still remained poor-Too much modernity, high technology, dams, green revolution-Solution: in the village. Alternative development.-It was made poor colonialism. Colonialism made the third world-Third world: analogy to the third state, non-aligned, the poor countries or people of the world-British created global markets-Why the great famines?-Transfer of wealth from india to England-El Nino-Unshakable belief in market and Malthus...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course GEOG 1000 taught by Professor Steveneflusty during the Spring '08 term at York University.

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GEOG 1000 - Lecture 7 - Jan. 25, 2012 - -Emphasis on big...

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