Debt And Death In Rural India

Author by : Aman Sidhu
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Publisher by : SAGE Publishing India
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Description : Debt and Death in Rural India is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mid-1980s up to 2008. Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors ranging from central to state policies and critically analyses political, economic and social trends that led to the dismal condition of the farmers between 1988 and 2008. This study presents a unique trajectory on the issue of farmer suicides and contextualises the problem within a historical and geographical framework. It includes interviews of family members of a number of farmers who committed suicide in the subdivision of Sangrur district of Punjab, India, which constitutes the area of the study. This outstanding work analyses the interplay of economic and political forces and recommends concrete policy measures to enable Punjab to break out of the vicious farmer-suicide cycle.


Debt And Death In Rural India

Author by : Aman Sidhu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Debt and Death in Rural India is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mid-1980s up to 2008. Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors ranging from central to state policies and critically analyses political, economic and social trends that led to the dismal condition of the farmers between 1988 and 2008. This study presents a unique trajectory on the issue of farmer suicides and contextualises the problem within a historical and geographical framework. It includes interviews of family members of a number of farmers who committed suicide in the subdivision of Sangrur district of Punjab, India, which constitutes the area of the study. This outstanding work analyses the interplay of economic and political forces and recommends concrete policy measures to enable Punjab to break out of the vicious farmer-suicide cycle.


Agrarian Distress And Farmer Suicides In North India Second Edition

Author by : Lakhwinder Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This volume provides a comprehensive and detailed socio-economic overview of agrarian distress in India which has manifested in the suicides of farmers and agricultural labourers. Using empirical research and field data from rural India, especially Punjab, this book examines the underlying causes of farmer suicide and steps which can mitigate the crisis. Covering nearly 1400 rural households, the research in this volume identifies the various dimensions of the deepening crisis in agriculture and farming. It categorises the factors of the problem across different regions and estimates its extent and magnitude. The authors, in this updated edition, focus on instances of political mobilization and collective movements by farmers struggling to bring the issue of agrarian distress to attention. The book also discusses the implementation of state-waivered loans and compensations and their effect on the farming community. Topical, comprehensive and rich in data, this book will be valuable to scholars and researchers of political economy, agricultural economics, South Asian politics, political sociology, and public policy.


Economic Transformation Of A Developing Economy

Author by : Lakhwinder Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Foreword by Prof. Kaushik Basu This book traces the development experience of one of India’s most dynamic and prosperous states, Punjab, which has provided the country with a much-needed degree of food security. The relative regression of Punjab’s economy in the post-economic reforms period and slow current economic growth give cause for concern. The contributions in this book address the question of why the structural transformation of Punjab’s economy has fallen into the middle-income trap. Each investigates the policy constraints influencing the relative stagnation of the economy and suggests appropriate measures for alleviating them. By integrating theoretical constructs and new evidence, the authoritative contributions diagnose the nature of the current problems and offer practical solutions. They cover important issues such as the crisis of agrarian transition, agrarian markets and distributive justice, employment growth and transition to non-agriculture sectors, fiscal policy, external factors in economic transformation, and perspectives on rejuvenating the state’s economy.


Contract Farming Capital And State

Author by : Ritika Shrimali
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Nature
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Rural India In Transition

Author by : A.R. Desai
Languange : en
Publisher by : Popular Prakashan
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Statistical Abstract India

Author by : India. Central Statistical Organisation
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Revival Reconstruction And Education In Rural India 1932

Author by : Prem Chand Lal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book explores the problems present in Bengal villages specifically, which represent problems found within the rest of rural India, therefore the same measures with very little modification could be employed in the work of rural reconstruction and rural education in those parts. The author discusses issues related to the government, as well as the caste system, and the social and religious customs, which he has argued not only hampered the path to progress, but reduced the people further and further to misery and despair.


Index To Indian Periodicals

Author by : Nirmal Ruprail
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Policy Windows And Livelihood Futures

Author by : John Farrington
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Description : Contributed articles on rural manpower mindsets and migration due to poverty in several villages in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


Agrarian Transformation In Western India

Author by : B. B. Mohanty
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book examines the economic gains and social costs of agrarian transformation in India. The author looks at three phases of agrarian transformation: colonial, post- colonial, and neoliberal. This work combines macro and micro economic data, economic and noneconomic phenomena, and quantitative and qualitative aspects while exploring the context of historical and contemporary changes with special reference to Maharashtra in western India. It discusses regional disparities in agricultural development, issues of modernisation and social inequality, land owning among scheduled castes and tribes, women in agriculture, pattern of labour migration and farmer’s suicides, and documents the experiences and conditions of the rural poor and socially weaker sections to provide a comprehensive understanding of the significant changes in agrarian rural economy of western India. It also discusses contemporary development policy and practices and their consequences. Lucid and topical, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of agrarian studies, rural sociology, social history, agricultural economics, development studies, political economy, political studies, and public policy, as well as planning and policy experts.


Gender Equality And Inequality In Rural India

Author by : C. Vlassoff
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : As India strives to improve overall social and economic conditions and gender relations through policies such as the abolishment of dowry, increasing the legal age at marriage, and promoting educational opportunities for girls, serious challenges remain, especially in rural areas. Gender Equality and Inequality in Rural India focuses on the extent to which economic development has resulted in positive changes in women's empowerment and reproductive health, as well as in sex preference. Based on a study from a village in Maharashtra where impressive gains in economic development have occurred in recent decades, Carol Vlassoff examines the impact of son preference on fertility and rural women's economic empowerment and other aspects of reproductive behavior. She provides evidence of the added value of their employment beyond the traditional wage labor and domestic spheres, and argues that policies aimed at closing gender gaps in social inequalities must be complemented by policies fostering employment opportunities for women. While many studies have demonstrated the importance of social empowerment for improved reproductive health, this is the first to separate out the differential effects of social and economic factors. This work goes even further than economic arguments by demonstrating, on the basis of a robust statistical analysis, that women's education and their professional labor force participation contribute to better health and wellbeing of rural society, including through reductions in fertility, son preference, and infant and child mortality.


Indian Economic Development

Author by : Dr Deepashree
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd
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Description : A Text book on Economics


Farmers Suicides In India

Author by : Vandana Shiva
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Politics Of Global Debt

Author by : Stephen P. Riley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : The Politics of Global Debt is a detailed political analysis of the origins and consequences of the `global debt crisis' which emerged in the early 1980s. It assesses both `imperialist' and `New Right' interpretations of the crisis, and also presents a series of case studies of the effects of external debt upon Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia. The book focusses upon the `sovereign debt' of states, and its management, and examines the ways in which global economic structures, inefficient policies, weak institutions, and corrupt political leaders contribute to a global debt crisis which has both international and domestic roots.


Advances In The Economic Analysis Of Participatory And Labor Managed Firms

Author by : Doug Kruse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Emerald Group Publishing
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Description : Ownership and decision-making are key issues in current debates among corporate, labor, and policy leaders. This volume contains cutting-edge research on the causes and effects of financial and decision-making participation around the globe, plus theory and thought pieces on the meaning and value of employee ownership in a rapidly changing world


Rural India

Author by : G. K. Puranik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Political Economy Of Agricultural Development In India

Author by : Akina Venkateswarlu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The book covers Indian agricultural development from the colonial to the present period. It examines how ruling class political ideology determined the agricultural policies from colonial rule. It considers both quantitative and qualitative aspects in all periods: colonial period to pre-green revolution phase, post-green revolution phase (early and late stages) and post-globalisation phase after 1991. India has achieved the ability to maintain food security, through enough food grain buffer stocks to meet the enormous public distribution system. But, with India’s entry into WTO in 1994, euphoria has been created among all types of farmers to adopt commercial crops like cotton cost-intensive inputs. Even food grain crops are grown through use of costly irrigation and chemicalised inputs. But they lacked remunerative prices, and so farmers began to commit suicides, which crossed 3.5 lakh. Government of India attributed this agrarian crisis to the technology fatigue and gave scope for second green revolution (GR-II). GR-I was achieved by public sector enterprise, whereas the GR-II as gene revolution is a result of private sector enterprise/MNCs. There is fear that opening up of the sector may lead to handover of the family farms to big agri-multinationals. GOI’s proposal to double farmers’ income by 2022 is feasible only when the problems, being faced by small, marginal and tenant farmers, are addressed in agricultural marketing, credit and extension services. Now, it is time to go for suitable forms of cooperative/collective agriculture, as 85 percent of total cultivators are the small and marginal farmers. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.


Rural India

Author by : Peter Robb
Languange : en
Publisher by : School of Oriental & African Studies University of London
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Description : A new printing of a volume which has influenced many scholars, and has often been adopted as a text for teaching, this book of essays delves deeply into specific cases, and questions the meanings of familiar terms and categories. The view of India which they contain is in many senses radical, but also reinforced by recent research. The central issue is how rural India related to the wider world under foreign rule. This raises matters of lively and continuing debate--such as colonial impact and possible continuities from pre-colonial times, the meanings of property, markets and "modernization," the extent of rural autonomy, and the degree of conceptual and practical equivalence between the local and the universal. Land and power are the major subjects of the book, but it also pursues issues of disease (the plague), politics and religion (Muslims in the Punjab), and literature (Tarashankar Banerjee).


The Long March

Author by : Namita Waikar
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : 'This sensitive novel explores the fallout of the agrarian crisis, especially in Maharashtra, where a fifth of the 310,000 farmer suicides recorded across twenty years have occurred. A moving and humane tale of that great catastrophe, it reflects damage and despair, but also a hope for change amidst one of the greatest tragedies of our time.'--P. Sainath, author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought In Vidarbha, yet another debt-laden farmer commits suicide. His death leaves his family--especially his twenty-year-old son, Vikram Sonare--devastated and furious. But Vikram's work with the Agricultural Technology Centre and new-found knowledge of social media inspire him to build a network with youth across India and start a silent revolt. In Mumbai, twenty-six-year-old Mallika Joshi works with an NGO. While on assignment in Vidarbha, she meets farming families neglected by the government and suffering under the weight of increasing debts. Moved by the hardships they've faced, and inspired by Vikram's efforts, she becomes an integral part of the movement. Together they embark on an epic mission to draw attention to the plight of farmers and other underprivileged sections of society, and finally mobilize millions of people to march into the major cities of India. After the success of the march, the group transforms into a revolutionary political party. But will the existing political forces allow it to succeed? Urgent and inspiring, The Long March is a necessary story for our time.


Risky Bodies Techno Intimacy

Author by : Geeta Patel
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Washington Press
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Description : Risky Bodies and Techno-Intimacy traverses disparate and uncommon routes to explore how people grapple with the radical uncertainties of their lives. In this edgy, evocative journey through myriad interleaved engagements�including the political economies of cinema; the emergent shapes taken by insurance, debt, and mortgages; gender and sexuality; and domesticity and nationalism�Geeta Patel demonstrates how science and technology ground our everyday intimacies. The result is a deeply poetic and philosophical exploration of the intricacies of techno-intimacy, revealing a complicated and absorbing narrative that challenges assumptions underlying our daily living.


Towards A Comparative Political Economy Of Unfree Labour

Author by : Dr Tom Brass
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Many works about agragarian change in the Third World assumes that unfree relations are to be eliminated in the course of capitalist development. This text argues that the incidence of bonded labour is greater than supposed, and that in certain situations rural employers prefer an unfree workforce.


Social Life In Rural India

Author by : M. K. Pandhe
Languange : en
Publisher by : Calcutta : India Book Exchange
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Human Bondage And Abolition

Author by : Elizabeth Swanson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Slavery's expansion across the globe often escapes notice because it operates as an underground criminal enterprise, rather than as a legal institution. In this volume, Elizabeth Swanson and James Brewer Stewart bring together scholars from across disciplines to address and expose the roots of modern-day slavery from a historical perspective as a means of supporting activist efforts to fight it in the present. They trace modern slavery to its many sources, examining how it is sustained and how today's abolitionists might benefit by understanding their predecessors' successes and failures. Using scholarship also intended as activism, the volume's authors analyze how the history of African American enslavement might illuminate or obscure the understanding of slavery today and show how the legacies of earlier forms of slavery have shaped human bondage and social relations in the twenty-first century.