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Peasants, political economy, and law

Author: Peter Robb
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford collected essays.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What role did the Empire play in modern constitution of identities in India? Peasants, Political Economy, and Law explores the interconnections between agrarian policy, revenue and property law, commercial production, and the emergence of related political identities. Focusing on Indian encounters with colonial economy and governance, it brings together seminal writings of a distinguished academician."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Robb, Peter (Peter G.).
Peasants, political economy, and law.
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608213196
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Robb
ISBN: 9780195681604 0195681606
OCLC Number: 144229084
Notes: Companion to: Liberalism, modernity, and the nation.
Description: viii, 223 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Agrarian policy and political change. Agrarian policy and law ; Political organization ; Community and interests --
pt. II. Law, economic change, interest groups, and rights. Agrarian structure and economic development ; Law and agrarian society in India : the case of Bihar and the nineteenth century tenacy debate ; Peasants' choices? Indian agriculture and the limits of commercialization in nineteenth century Bihar ; Hierarchy and resources : peasant stratification in late nineteenth century Bihar ; Labour in India, 1860-1920 : typologies, change, and regulation.
Series Title: Oxford collected essays.
Responsibility: Peter Robb.
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Explores the connections between agrarian policy, revenue, and property law, and commercial production; and the emergence of political identities. This collection investigates issues like economic  Read more...

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Robb's careful history is a powerful corrective to virtually all sweeping theories of agrarian change under colonialism. David Gilmartin, The Historian

 
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