This book presents a class-based theoretical perspective on the economic and political
situation in contemporary India in a globalizing world. It deals with the specificities of India’s (peripheral) capitalism and neoliberalism, as well as poverty/inequality, geographically uneven development, technological change, and export-oriented, nature-dependent, low-wage capitalist production. The book ... [Show full abstract] also deals with Left-led struggles in the form of the Maoist movement and trade-union strikes, and presents a non-sectarian Left critique of the Left. It also discusses the politics of the Right expressed as fascistic tendencies, and the question of what is to be done to fight these.