Corruption, a major problem in the present, global world, is a very complex phenomenon. It has economic, political and ethical aspects and is simultaneously a global and a local issue. This anthropological study shows how actors in Indian society are entangled in hierarchical relations of social, economic and political inequality that breed corruption, yet also how resistance against corruption takes place in local context. By exposing the complexity of corruption and also by questioning apparently simple remedies, this rich study certainly contributes to "making sense" of corruption in India.
M.A. Mira Fels studied Social and Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies, Environmental Protection and Journalism at the University of Hamburg. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. about Corporate Social Responsibility.