State and land

Print edition : January 10, 2014

The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence, By Sanjay Chakravorty, Oxford University Press, 2013, Pages: 273, Price: Rs. 825.

A Village Awaits Doomsday, By Jaideep Hardihar, Penguin Books, 2013, Pages: 217, Price: Rs. 299.

In Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, where land acquisition has taken place for development work. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

On the new Land Acquisition Act which seeks to favour landowners at the cost of society at large.
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