This book studies the economic history of India and traces the Indian path of development from a Latin American framework and perspective. Despite sharing many historical and geological similarities, dialogue between the young democracies of Latin America and the Indian subcontinent is still extremely scarce.

The volume builds a common research agenda for the economic development of the Global South. It offers Latin American insights and highlights novelties and commonalities the region shares with India’s economic development. It pays special attention to the (geo)political, technological, financial, and institutional aspects related to the specific geographical and demographical features of the Indian subcontinent.

A step towards strengthening the dialogue on economic development in the Global South, this book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of heterodox economics, Indian economy, comparative economics, macroeconomics, political economy, economic history, development studies, Latin American studies, and South Asian studies.

chapter |6 pages


chapter 1|13 pages

A Latin American approach

part I|74 pages


chapter 2|25 pages

The Indian Ocean ecosystem

chapter 3|39 pages

The Indian subcontinent peripherisation

chapter 4|8 pages

From regional centre to global periphery

part III|82 pages

Demand-led growth

chapter 7|28 pages

The Indian Ocean since the 1990s

(Geo)political chessboard and demand-led growth

chapter 9|8 pages

Belindia's growth acceleration

chapter |6 pages

Final remarks