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Understanding Exchange Relations in Indian Agriculture

Understanding Exchange Relations in Indian Agriculture Surinder S Jodhka Rural Indian Social Relations: A Study of Southern Andhra Pradesh by Wendy Olson; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1996; Rs 595, THE rhetoric of globalisation and the process of liberalisation of Indian economy has, apart from other things, seriously undermined the earlier agenda of development. This has also changed the research priorities in Indian academics. The study of agrarian social structure and change that had been among the most popular concerns among scholars working on India suddenly seems to have gone out of fashion. Interestingly, this has happened without any significant change in the structure of the Indian economy. Nearly two-thirds of the country's population still depends directly on the agricultural sector. The prevailing structures of agrarian relations still determine the lives and fates of a majority of its people.

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