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The Price of Land
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The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Sanjoy Chakravorty

Abstract

Land acquisition for industry and infrastructure has become a source of major conflict in the last half decade in India. Sites like Singur, Nandigram, Niyamgiri, and Maha Mumbai, and phenomena like the Maoist insurgency are well-known. Some believe that land acquisition is the ‘biggest problem’ in India’s growth path. It is a central political issue in several states. A new land acquisition bill with serious long-term consequences is making its way through parliament. Stories about acquisition are in newspapers and on television every day. This book brings clarity, depth, and understanding to ... More

Keywords: India, land acquisition, land conflicts, land markets, land prices, land law, land reform, land inequality, land fragmentation, land scarcity, civil society, information markets, public purpose, land policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198089544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sanjoy Chakravorty, author
Professor, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia

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