'Development' and 'Modernity' in the Global South
by Jayanta Bandyopadhyay
EPW Commentary, 2017, 52(27).
The terms "development" and "modernity" have been used widely and diversely during the past several decades, and continue to be evoked extensively in the present time. Development is projected as the path to modernity, a unique and inevitably desirable state for all human societies.