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Sonar Bangla?: Agricultural Growth and Agrarian Change in West Bengal and Bangladesh

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Edited By: Ben Rogaly, Barbara Harriss-White and Sugata Bose

424 pages, Figs, tabs

Sage Publications

Hardback | Apr 1999 | #108721 | ISBN: 076199307X
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This is the first book to analyze agrarian change in rural Bengal since the recent upsurge in agricultural growth which began in the mid-1980s. A distinguished cast of contributors explore the complex linkages between agricultural growth, agrarian social change, government policy and local level practice.


Introduction - Ben Rogaly, Barbara Harriss-White and Sugata Bose Agricultural Growth and Agrarian Change in West Bengal and Bangladesh PART ONE: AGRICULTURAL GROWTH, POVERTY AND WELL-BEING Agricultural Growth and Agrarian Structure in Bengal - Sugata Bose An Historical Overview Agricultural Growth and Recent Trends in Well-Being in Rural West Bengal - Haris Gazdar and Sunil Sengupta Slowdown in Agricultural Growth in Bangladesh - Richard Palmer-Jones Neither a Good Description nor a Description Good to Give Agricultural Growth Performance in Bangladesh - Quazi Shahabuddin A Note on the Recent Slowdown Why Is Agricultural Growth Uneven? Class and the Agrarian Surplus in Bangladesh - Ben Crow PART TWO: POLICIES AND PRACTICES Agrarian Structure and Agricultural Growth Trends in Bangladesh - Shapan Adnan The Political Economy of Technological Change and Policy Interventions Panchayati Raj and the Changing Micro-Politics of West Bengal - Glyn Williams From Untouchable to Communist - Arild Engelsen Ruud Wealth, Power and Status among Supporters of the Communist Party (Marxist) in Rural West Bengal Politics of Middleness - Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya The Changing Character of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Rural West Bengal (1977-90) PART THREE: CHANGING AGRARIAN STRUCTURES From Farms to Services - Geoffrey D Wood Agricultural Reformation in Bangladesh Institutions, Actors and Strategies in West Bengal's Rural Development - A Study on Irrigation - Neil Webster Dangerous Liaisons? Seasonal Migration and Agrarian Change in West Bengal - Ben Rogaly Agricultural Growth and the Structure and Relations of Agricultural Markets in West Bengal - Barbara Harriss-White

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