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I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




I liked this very much, as Karen's novel tackles a tough, often-secretive topic, and delves into delicate corporate issues, especially concerning women in the workplace.




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The Role of Culture in Shaping India’s Development Policy

Under British colonialism, India used to implement the feudal system. The Indian feudal system was renowned as Zamindari,a system where the local kings or zamindars(landlors who were also politically powerful and usually belonged to Kshatriyaor the high caste) controlled the land. The Zamindarisystem covered nearly 40% of India. Those coming from a lower caste, usually employed as peasants should hand over a substantial portion of the harvest to the land controllers. This made one of the biggest source of revenue for the British colonial. Under this system, there was not any incentives for the employed cultivators as they were not given any share.

As soon as India declared its independence back in 1947, India reformed the agrarian policy as a part of planned development programme. The prominent step taken by the then-ruling Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at that moment was the abolishment of Zamindarisystem through an act. The Zamindari Abolition Acts legalised the transfer of common land or resources ownership. Abandoning the feudal system behind had breed on an alteration to an egalitarian economy in India.

Departing from this point, it can be noticed that one of the ways to interpret development according to the Indian government was the notion of equality through a fairly distribution of the means of production. As one of the means of production, land becomes very crucial in an agricultural society like India. The current agrarian structure is built upon changes derived from the agriculture condition under the British rule.

The abolishment of Zamindarisystem was not solely derived from the loopholes of the system. Emphasize should also be given on the context when this abolition act was enacted. As a newly independent state, India had the desire to establish its identity by having a break with the colonial legacy. The act of abolishing Zamindarisystem exemplifies this need.  

It can be noticed that India possessed a different approach to development in comparison with the British colonial. India incorporated social justice in conceptualizing the national development project while the British colonial gave emphasize and limitation to economic growth. The polarized notion of “us” versus “them” may be at play herein. Through development project, India identifies itself as a newly independent state striving for not only physical growth, but also equality among its people. This conception of development is in a great contrast in comparison with that of British colonial’s. India accentuates that “us” as the people of India does not treat our people in an unequal manner by merely putting forward economic gain. The disadvantage felt by the local people was a result of “their” policy, making “them” constructed as the bad guy. This polarization underlying the abolition act as in order for India to have a break with the colonial legacy is to abandon and produce anything opposite from the perspective of British colonial.

To a wider extent, the development discourse was laden with the conception from the West. India was not given the privilege to define what is development and how does it will actually look alike in the region itself. The British colonialism had silenced the local Indians in designing their own faith on development. To get rid off the colonial legacy means to construct an identity independent from outside interference. The ZamindariAbolition Act can be construed as a counter-movement to the colonial legacy because to still acknowledge the Zamindarisystem is to remain close with the colonial power.

Not only did the abolition pave the way for local identity to strive, but also a change in the power structure to take place. Resources formerly belong only to the zamindarshad been declared as public community following the abolition. Disarming the zamindarsfrom its ability to economic exploitation and dominance had empowered the local through power transfer. As a result, more people is included in the power structure and thus gaining more benefit from the structure.

Nonetheless, it is needed to be bear in mind that the feudal way of thinking may have been rooted in the way India manages its economy. Albeit the abolition acts had formally abolish the feudal system, however the feudal way of thinking apparently seems to persists as of today. This essay does not cover the inconsistency occurs at the field, but rather dragging attention to the determination in formally having a break with the colonial legacy.

Culture does play an essential role in shaping how a development policy would look like, if we were to narrow it down to the experience that India once had. Exemplified by the post-independence identity of a newly independent state, culture had driven India to the path that it should take with regards to development policy. A postcolonial perspective would argue that the urge to establish an identity as a newly independent state had given the push for India to abolish the Zamindari system, which was regarded as the colonial legacy. The development performed under the British colonial did not match the identity that India about to construct where the majority of the locals were mostly silenced. The distribution of land had extended the definition of development to also include social justice and the notion of equality. Thus, development policy was shaped by having a break with colonial legacy as decolonization was rooted in the need to establish a brand new identity.