Rahul BanerjeeHow can the state create a class?!! The state is created and operated by the ruling class and the middle class in independent India has mostly served as a lackey of the ruling class including the likes of academics like Gupta. Its all very well to dismiss social movements as being ephemeral but this just betrays Gupta's own compromised position as a lackey of the global ruling class.
Me:I do not know any thing about the author. His analysis seemed reasonable to though the solution unrealistic as Rahul Banerjee pointed above.