1st Edition

Rural South Asia Linkages, Change and Development

Edited By Peter Robb Copyright 1983

    First published in 1983, Rural South Asia examines questions of change and development in terms of linkages between localities and the outside world. The authors examine the response specifically to the introduction of a ‘modern’ features of production, the importance of physical, cultural and economic communication, and the impact of various development efforts. This book will be of interest to student of South Asian studies, history, economics and agriculture.

    Contributors Preface 1. Introduction Peter Robb 2. The Plantation System and Village Structure in British Ceylon Eric Meyer 3. Wage-Gathering Nurit Bird 4. Economic Dislocation in Nineteenth-Century Eastern Uttar Pradesh Gyan Pandey 5. Rural Labour in the Bombay Textile Industry and the Articulation of Modes of Organization Dick Kooiman 6. The Role of the Broker in Rural India Walter C. Neale 7. Two Karnataka Villages and the Outside World H. G. Hanumappa and John Adams 8. ‘Decentralized’ Planning in a Centralized Economy Ghanshyam Shah 9. International Rice Research and the Problems of Rice Growing in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Paul R. Brass


    Peter Robb