India Growth- Caste as Social Capital

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The author is Professor of Finance, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

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The said article has been published as Chapter 12 in the edited book of Prof H D Vinod titled ‘The Handbook of Hindu Economics and Business’ published in April 2013. Contacts are: Prof. H. D. Vinod, Economics Dept, 441 East Fordham Rd, Bronx, NY 10458. Tel. office: 718-817-4065, E-mail: vinod@fordham.edu.  Find below readers comments about the book. 

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This is a superb article on Caste. You might to like to also read the following articles on caste -
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