Governmentalizing NRI Philanthropy in Andhra Pradesh: A Transregional Approach to India’s Development

Roohi, Sanam (2017) Governmentalizing NRI Philanthropy in Andhra Pradesh: A Transregional Approach to India’s Development. In: Accumulation in Post-Colonial Capitalism. Springer, pp. 215-232. ISBN 978-981-10-1036-1

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Abstract: This chapter looks at the idea of governmentalization of NRI philanthropy in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In a detailed analysis, the author shows how the dominant community of the Kammas in the coastal Andhra region, having historically benefitted from being part of the anti-Brahmin movement, consolidated their identity as the foremost landowners with a concerted effort towards higher education and already established networks enabling them to pursue careers in the USA. This, and a belief in giving back to the village and caste that has enabled their migration and hence success in life, has encouraged philanthropy in the region, in terms of NRI contribution to the NRI cell of Zilla Parishad and the Janmabhoomi project of the then TDP government. This is crucial because, with the term ‘governmentalization ’, she shows how caste interests influence government policy and shape the direction which philanthropy will take, who will be the recipient of the philanthropic measures, how will the philanthropic projects be spatially located and how the existing structures of hegemony will continue in this curious coming together of public and private capital.
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Caste Governmentalization Public and private capital Philanthropic circuits Accumulation
Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Sociology
Programmes > Provincial Globalisation Programme
Doctoral Programme > PhD Scholar Publications
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2021 17:08
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2021 17:08
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    Funders: Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) University of Amsterdam the Netherlands and the NIAS Collaboration funded by WOTRO Science for Global Development programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
    Projects: Provincial Globalisation Programme
    DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-1037-8_11

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