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Author Mukherjee, Mridula.

Title Colonializing agriculture : the myth of Punjab exceptionalism / Mridula Mukherjee
Published New delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 209 pages)
Series Sage series in modern Indian history ; 9
Sage series in modern Indian history ; 9
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?
Summary This book is the first comprehensive study of the impact of colonialism on the agriculture of this very important region which, apart from the Pakistani and Indian provinces of Punjab, included the present day Indian provinces of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Making extensive use of data culled from government archives and private papers in India and Britain, as well as from village surveys, farm accounts and family budgets, the author argues that Punjab was by no means an idyllic land of prosperous peasant proprietors. She maintains that it was also the land of big feudal landlords, rack-rent
Notes Companion to: Peasants in India's non-violent revolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-206) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Agriculture -- India -- Punjab.
Exceptionalism -- India -- Punjab.
Peasants -- India -- Punjab.
India -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1947.
Form Electronic book
Author Mukherjee, Mridula. Peasants in India's non-violent revolution
ISBN 8132102630 (electronic bk.)
9788132102632 (electronic bk.)
(India ; Hb)
(India ; pbk.)
(India ; Hb)
(India ; pbk.)