Barriers Broken makes a direct intervention into the lively debate on the mode of production in Indian agriculture and attempts to develop a new quantitative methodology for studying agrarian class relations. By relating an empirical study to some of the most fundamental problems facing agriculture and development it throws new light on the current situation, not only in India, but in the Third World as a whole.
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`... the book provides highly useful material on agricultural economics and it is of great help to researchers, planners, policy makers, and students of agriculture as well as economics.' - Social Scientist
`The book under review is based on an indepth survey of 367 agrarian households in South India.... provides highly useful material on agricultural economics which will be helpful to researchers, planners, policy makers, students of agriculture as well as economics. ' - The Book Review
`This study...presents us with a tremendous depth of knowledge and insight from very detailed basic research carried out in Trichy district of Tamil Nadu in 1979-80....This book makes a major contribution to the discussion of the relationship between farm size and productivity....Their discussion of usury and credit is excellent and shows painstaking work...this book is an extremely important and useful one....It is certainly a valuable addition to the material available on Tamil Nadu village economies.' - Economic & Political Weekly
`this book represents a useful and thought-provoking attempt to relate the rich complexity of life in contemporary agrarian India to long-debated theoretical issues, and in particular, to explore empirically concepts that appear in Marxist literature.' - The Indian Economic and Social History Review
`The study is highly readable because the argument is clearly stated and organized as a cumulative account of the way in which the research was conducted and of the findings. The authors offer convincing evidence and thoughtful, contingent analysis of two issues that are beginning to reorient research on Third World agriculture: the integral role of the state in shaping agrarian change and the reversal of the post-World War Two process of `depeasantization'. In the meantime, this study will enliven the areas of class analysis, research methodology, and ecological and social analysis of agrarian change.' - Contemporary Sociology
`This book provides an interesting analytical narrative of agrarian change in Tamil Nadu.... competent piece of work.... it is an engagingly written work, with provocative insights and well balanced methods. It is undeniably a complex text, and warrants a more systematic explication that one can achieve in a short review.' - Development and ChangeContenuti:
Changing Land Relations
Identificaton of Agrarian Classes
Usury and Credit
Economics of Scale or Advantages of Class?
Summary and Conclusions
Glossary of Tamil and Indian English Terms
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Descrizione libro SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX080399639X
Descrizione libro Sage Pubns, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. illustrated edition. 336 pages. 8.98x5.75x1.02 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 080399639X
Descrizione libro SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 080399639X