Readership: This book will interest students and scholars of Indian politics, sociology, and economics.
List of Tables; List of Figures; Prologue: Understanding Poverty in India;
2.: Preliminary Exploration of Agenda Setting;
3.: The Politics of Budget Formulation and Agenda Setting;
4.: The Social Origins of Political Power in Tamil Nadu;
5.: The Social Origins of Political Power in Karnataka;
6.: Key Insights and Conclusion
Appendix: Revenue Account Expenditure; References; Interviews; Index.