Published in 1968: The author not only pioneered modern-style village surveys in both England and India, but also modern style urban surveys and studies in India. There he broke new ground in his remarkable first-hand researches on agricultural labour, village economics, depressed or "Untouchable" classes in town and country, and human and industrial relations in India’s first steel town, Jamshedpur. In the text of this book we reproduce thirty-five of the author’s papers – in whole, in part, or in summary.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Approach and Outlook 1. The Philosophy of a Man of Science 2. The Social Study of a People 3. How to Conduct an Economic Survey 4. The Investigation of Economic Conditions in Underdeveloped Countries Part 2: Village Studies in India and England 5. Life in an Agricultural Village in England 6. Note on the Diet of Tea Garden Coolies in Upper Assam and its Nutritive Value 7. The ‘Mahars’ of a Deccan Village (Saswad) 8. The Economics of Deccan Village 9. The Effects of Rise of Prices on Rural Prosperity 10. India in the Sixteenth Century 11. A Deccan Village under Peshwas 12. Foreword to Resurvey of a Deccan Village Part 3: Town Studies in India 13. Calcutta Drink Shops (1903-04) 14. The Untouchable Classes of an Indian City (Poona ) 15. The Housing of the Untouchable Classes in an Indian City (Poona) 16. The Supply of Milk to Indian Cities 17. The Provision of Milch Cattle Stables in Bombay Part 4: The Social Setting of Agricultural Development in India 18. The Lines of Development of Indian Agriculture 19. Royal Commission on Agriculture in India: Dr Mann’s Written Evidence (1927) 20. The Agriculture of India 21. Note on the Plan of Economic Development for India 22. Village Betterment in the New India and Pakistan 23. The General Report of the All India Rural Credit Survey 24. The Significance of Land Transfers 25. The Economic Results and Possibilities of Irrigation 26. The Central Mechanized Farm at Suratgarh Report 1956-58 Part 5: The USSR and the Middle East 27. The Collective Farm System in Russia 28. Agricultural Improvement in Turkey 29. The New Agricultural Land Law in Turkey 30. Wheat in the Middle East 31. Millets in the Middle East Part 6: Agricultural Science and Method 32. Rab: A Unique System of Cultivating Rise in Western India 33. The Early History of the Tea Industry in North-east India 34. The Indian Tea Industry in its Scientific Aspects 35. The Woburn Experimental Station (1876-1956)