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Land, Power and Market: A Bihar District Under Colonial Rule, 1860-1947

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By: J Pouchepadass

574 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Sage Publications

Hardback | Jun 2000 | #134186 | ISBN: 0761994025
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'This is a classical study, of unmatched detail and comprehensiveness...It has much to offer not just students of south Asia, but any reader of agricultural history and development' - Peter Robb, The Agricultural History Review This landmark study considers the roots of agricultural stagnation. It incorporates ecological, technical, demographic and economic factors, together with the impact of policies during colonial rule, and the influence of the rural social structure. It represents a major work in quantitative economic and social history, based on a detailed district case study of the genesis of underdevelopment in north Bihar, India during the last century of colonial rule.


Introduction PART ONE: AGRICULTURE AND POPULATION Champaran and Its People The Colonization and Settlement of the Land Agricultural Production Water Utilization The Agricultural System Labour Utilization PART TWO: LAND AND POWER The Lords of the Land The Expansion of the State Masters and Dependants PART THREE: MARKET AND GROWTH The Market for Foodgrains Peasant Export Production The Market for the Factors of Production Surplus Accumulation and Investment Conclusion

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