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Wage labour and unfreedom in agriculture : an Indian case study

Author: V K Ramachandran
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats

Focusing on an area in the vanguard of agricultural development in Southern India, this book asks how so much growth and technical change can take place in agriculture and yet leave the position of  Read more...


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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: V K Ramachandran
ISBN: 0198286473 9780198286479
OCLC Number: 763178182
Description: 1 online resource (XVII, 321 p. :) krt., tab.
Contents: Some features of the Agrarian economy of the Cumbum Valley; classes and property inequality in Gokilapuram; the labour force - sources of expansion; the demand for labour and sources of employment; the deployment of labour time; some aspects of the material conditions of life of agricultural labourers; labour services and unfree labour; aspects of the labour process in agriculture; resurvey 1968. Appendices: notes on methods of collection of primary data; case study - farming practices in rice; cultivation on surface-irrigated land; case study - Karuppayya Asari, Blacksmith; definitions of asset categories; from peasant to proletarian - a case study of P.Chinnasubbayyan; case study - G.Selvam, farm servant; the Periyar irrigation system in Cokilapuram; case studies of irrigation workers.
Responsibility: V.K. Ramachandran.


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Ramachandran's case that contemporary commercialised labour bears vestiges of its past in unexceptionable. His close and painstaking research provides a comprehensive and compassionate picture of Read more...

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