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Social Power and Everyday Class Relations : Agrarian Transformation in North Bihar - Anand Chakravarti

Social Power and Everyday Class Relations

Agrarian Transformation in North Bihar

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780761995029
Number Of Pages: 312

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This excellent study of agriaran class relations in north Bihar has some old-fashioned virtues. It is compellingly documented, lucidly written, and deals with issues that clearly matter - and not just to Indianists' - "The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

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Anand Chakravarti has movingly and convincingly shown us that the Kosi River remains a "River of Sorrow" for the downtrodden in Aghanbigha' - "Christopher V Hill, Contemporary South Asia

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This book, based on intensive fieldwork, examines the inter-connection between the social power wielded by members of the dominant land-owning caste and their practice of agrarian capitalism.

`This excellent study of agriaran class relations in north Bihar has some old-fashioned virtues. It is compellingly documented, lucidly written, and deals with issues that clearly matter - and not just to Indianists' - The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute

Introduction
The Problem
The Village
The Collection of Data
The Antecedents of Commercial Agriculture
Preliminary Observations
Ecology and Agrarian Relations
The Traditional Agricultural Cycle
The Emergence of New Production Relations
The Problem
The Decline of Sharecropping
The Consequences of Canal Irrigation
A Note on the Price Situation Pertaining to Crops Cultivated on Irrigated Land
Coping with the New Agricultural Cycle
Keeping Pace with Crop Time
Concluding Observations
Classes in Aghanbigha
The Problem
The Classes
Class Profiles
Concluding Observations
The Demand for Labour
Preliminary Observations
The Recruitment of Labour
Concluding Observations
The Extraction of Labour, Part One: the Working-Day
Preliminary Observations
The Working-Day
Concluding Observations
The Extraction of Labour, Part Two: Wages
Preliminary Observations
Daily Wages
Payments of Harvesting Paddy
Labour by Contract
The Wages of Farm Servants
Concluding Observations
Conclusions
Preliminary Observations
Some Reflections on Labour Relations in Aghanbigha
Caste, Class and State
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ISBN: 9780761995029
ISBN-10: 0761995021
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48