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By Iman Kumar Mitra, Ranabir Samaddar, Samita Sen

This quantity appears at how accumulation in postcolonial capitalism blurs the limits of area, associations, kinds, monetary regimes, labour tactics, and financial segments on one hand, and creates zones and corridors at the different. It attracts our realization to the abnormal yet structurally useful coexistence of either primitive and digital modes of accumulation within the postcolony. From those significant inquiries it develops a brand new knowing of postcolonial capitalism. The case reports during this quantity speak about the creation of city areas of capital extraction, institutionalization of postcolonial finance capital, gendering of labor varieties, institution of recent different types of labour, formation of and adjustments in caste and racial identities and networks, and securitization―and thereby determine that no learn of latest capitalism is whole with out completely addressing the postcolonial .  

by way of not easy the demonstrated dualities among citizenship-based civil society and welfare-based political society, exploring significantly the query of colonial and postcolonial distinction, and foregrounding the fabric methods of accumulation opposed to the culturalism of postcolonial reviews, this quantity redefines postcolonial experiences in South Asia and past. it's important interpreting for college students and students of South Asian reports, sociology, cultural and demanding anthropology, severe and praxis reviews, and political science. 

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No, it is not the truth. Informality was very much part and parcel of global capitalist regime before the augmentation of neoliberalism. What then marks the departure from the past? The present time is characterized by the arduous attempt of the global capitalism in every economic space including the postcolonial ones to legalize the informality so as to cripple the voices and resistances of labour against capital and so that labour turns out to be cheaper. The cheapening of labour is a continuous process in the guise of flexible labour regime where capital negotiates with an individual owner of labour power case by case, not with the collectives of such owner, viz.

Capital does not flow to serve the interests of labour. It is other way round. Movement of labour from space to space, from form to form, from one class process to another class process so far under neoliberal political order remained constrained by the wishes of global capital. There are instances of huge spatial (forced) migration of labour which is never ending. There is continuous bondage of labour to capital even under capitalist order, instances of which are easily found in Indian economy.

Dasgupta transition, if analysed in terms of class process transition vis-à-vis (global) capital, foregrounds different evolving labour processes as they are emerging simultaneously in post-colonial time with the single point agendum of capital accumulation at a superlative scale. The traditional post-colonial notion of living labour is the image of such labour which is put into use in large-scale manufacturing activity. Note that this does not mean all production processes traditionally are large-scale ones and factory-based.

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