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India: Development Debates



This page lists selected library resources about labor and the economy in India.  Unless otherwise indicated, the books are housed in the University Library.  The libraries own many more items dealing with issues related to economics in India than are listed here.  To find more items, search the online catalog.

To find journal and magazine articles, use the tab in this guide marked "Journal Articles."

Featured Books


Sustaining India’s Growth Miracle, edited by Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Charles W. Calomiris. [HC 435.3 S87 2008]

Unleashing India’s Innovation: Toward Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, edited by Mark A. Dutz. [HC 435.3 U55 2007]

India's Economic Growth: A Strategy for the New Economy, by Jati Sengupta. [HC 435.3 S46 2005]

India Goes Global: Its Expanding Role in the World Economy, edited by Catriona Purfield, Jerald Schiff. [HC 435.2 I5326 2006]

Informal Economy Centrestage: New Structures of Employment, edited by Renana Jhabvala, Ratna M. Sudarshan, Jeemol Unni. [HD 2346 I5 I4685 2003]


Chronic Poverty and Development Policy in India, edited by Aasha Kapur Mehta, Andrew Shepherd. [HC 430 P6 C487 2006]

Attaining the Millennium Development Goals in India: Reducing Infant Mortality, Child Malnutrition, Gender Disparities, and Hunger-poverty, and Increasing School Enrollment and Completion, by Anil B. Deolalikar. [HN 684 D46 2005] 

Handbook of Poverty in India: Perspectives, Policies, and Programmes, edited by R. Radhakrishna, Shovan Ray. [HC 440 P6 H36 2005]

India: Sustaining Reform, Reducing Poverty, by The World Bank.[DEWEY LIBRARY HC 440 P6 I53 2003]

India at the Crossroads: Sustaining Growth and Reducing Poverty, edited by Tim Callen, Patricia Reynolds, Christopher Towe. [HC 435.2 I484X 2001]


Why Doesn’t Microfinance Work?: The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism, by Milford Bateman. London: Zed Books, 2010. [HG 178.3 B38X 2010]

Micro-credit, Poverty and Empowerment: Linking the Triad, editors, Neera Burra, Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive, Ranjani K. Murthy. [HQ 1240.5 I4 M53 2005]

Indian Microfinance: The Challenges of Rapid Growth, by Prabhu Ghate. [HG 178.33 I4 G45 2007]

Building Security for the Poor: Potential and prospects for Microinsurance in India,  United Nations Development Programme.  [ULIB OVERSIZE HG 8703 B85X 2007].

Profit for the Poor: Cases in Micro-finance, by Malcolm Harper. [HG 2051 I4 H37 1998]

Child Labor

The Economics of Child Labour, by Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati.  Includes case studies of child labor in India.  [HD 6231 C47X 2005]

Combating Child Labour: A Review of Policies, OECD.  [HD 6231 C662X 2003] 

Child Labour and the Right to Education in South Asia: Needs Versus Rights? edited by Naila Kabeer, Geetha B. Nambissan, Ramya Subrahmanian. [LC 213.3 I4 C55 2003]

Child Labour in India, by Lakshmidhar Mishra. [HD 6250 I42 M57X 2000]

Born to Work: Child Labour in India, by Neera Burra. [HD 6250 I42 B87X 1995]