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Colonializing agriculture : the myth of Punjab exceptionalism

Author: Mridula Mukherjee
Publisher: New delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2005.
Series: Sage series in modern Indian history, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The myth that Punjab was an exception to the general run of colonial underdevelopment and that it was a favoured child of the British government, was carefully cultivated by colonial officials, concerned about the loyalty of the people of Punjab since it was a major recruitment base for the British Indian army. That the initial success of the Green Revolution occurred in the late 1960s in the Indian province of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mukherjee, Mridula.
Colonializing agriculture.
New delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2005
(OCoLC)607719280
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mridula Mukherjee
ISBN: 0761934049 9780761934042 0761934057 9780761934059 8178295431 9788178295435 817829544X 9788178295442
OCLC Number: 61651572
Notes: Companion to: Peasants in India's non-violent revolution.
Description: xvii, 209 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Peasants as tax-payers --
Peasants as debtors --
Peasants in the market --
Peasants as classes --
Capital accumulation and investment --
Punjab and eastern India : polar opposites or treading the same path?
Series Title: Sage series in modern Indian history, 9.
Responsibility: Mridula Mukherjee.
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In this study of the agrarian economy of Punjab in India's colonial period, the author takes the economic aspects of the lives of Punjab's peasants as a starting point for understanding the politics  Read more...

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Mukherjee's Colonizing Agriculture represents a significant contribution to an understanding of the transformation of the agrarian economy of Punjab under colonial rule... it seeks to arrive at some Read more...

 
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