- ……..during the colonial period, a broad-based commercialization and a state that wanted to consolidate private property rights, led to a legal and market regime in which communities had to shed their isolation,
- ……….If we compare the complex of case laws in 2000 with that in 1850, it would seem that private rights have won the battle, but not without great economic and social cost.
- ………the Kings in precolonial India were expected to function within a moral order that included the notion of a social contract. The principle of the contract was to respect the juridical-economic-cultural autonomy of those collectives that supplied essential services for the state. All states are built upon alliances. There was no essential difference between Europe and India in this respect.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Power and Property
Tirthankar Roy on Power and Property