India’s New Middle Class
- Leela Fernandes
- Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
- Date: 2006
Inside the emergence of India’s rapidly expanding middle class
Leela Fernandes digs into the implications of the growth of the middle class in India and uncovers—in the media, in electoral politics, and on the streets of urban neighborhoods—the complex politics of caste, religion, and gender that shape this rising population. Using rich ethnographic data, she reveals how the middle class operates as a proponent of economic democratization.