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Essays on the Transformation of India's Agrarian Economy

1st Edition

By Chiranjib Sen


294 pages

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The central problem to which this book, first published in 1984, is addressed is the transformation of agrarian structure as it historically evolved in India. The term ‘structure’, however, has multiple meanings. The sense in which the term is used refers to the system of production, including the pattern of its composition in terms of micro-units of production, and the social and economic relations by which they are integrated. This concrete analysis and examination of the evidence of Indian agriculture is undertaken from this perspective, and contributes to the theory of agrarian change as well as an interpretation of the development of Indian agriculture.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Agrarian Structure and Transformation: Concepts, Theory and Method 2. Agrarian Change in the Colonial Period: The Emergence of Surplus Agricultural Population in Greater Bengal (1793-1947) 3. Agrarian Structure, Conditions of Production, Peasant Economic Activity and Market Participation in India, 1950-1970 4. Agrarian Transformation in India, 1948-Early 1970s: A Process of Differential Development of the Peasantry

About the Author

Prior to joining the Azim Premji University, Chiranjib Sen was Professor of Economics & Social Sciences in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: British in India

This set of previously-out-of-print titles reissues a selection of classic works on India. These range from works on the Indian princes, the palaces of the Raj, the plight of the untouchables, Congress, and British attitudes and politics. Taken together, these books form an essential reference source.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General