Monday, June 12, 2017

The south-north divide in India

Emmanuel Todd has written about the differences in terms family systems in 'The causes of progress' The theory is that because of the different family systems (asymmetrical and exogamous in the south and north), women have bigger say in the south and that is supposed to be one of the reasons why South is more progressive. There is also table on page 180 describing these briefly. Now some of the economic reasons below:
The United States of South India
The Protesting Tamil Farmer Pays For The UP Farmer’s Loan Waiver
Apart from this Hindutva seems stronger in the North and the desire to impose Hindi from time to time does not help. May be the division is not inevitable.

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