Land and Labour in a Deccan Village (Classic Reprint)

Land and Labour in a Deccan Village (Classic Reprint)

by Harold H. Mann
     
 

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During the last few years there has been constantly increasing interest in the economic problems of rural India. That these are special in character, and not by any means analogous to those of many other countries is very obvious to those who have made even a superficial study of the question.

As regards the Deccan,

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Excerpt from Land and Labour in a Deccan Village

During the last few years there has been constantly increasing interest in the economic problems of rural India. That these are special in character, and not by any means analogous to those of many other countries is very obvious to those who have made even a superficial study of the question.

As regards the Deccan, interest in the matter was quickened some years ago by the appearance of Keatinge's "Rural Economy in the Bombay Deccan," a book which for the first time collected together and reviewed the available data with regard to the economic history and present economic position of the rural population of the western portion of the large central plateau of peninsular India. This book was in the highest sense stimulating. One felt, in reading it, that the author had raised a large number of questions which urgently demanded solution, and had pointed out the method of local close detailed study which alone could give the solution demanded. One felt, on the other hand, that many of the conclusions at which Keatinge arrived were extremely doubtful, not because of the fault of his methods, but on account of the inadequacy of his data.

It seemed, in fact, that the close study of a single village might give helpful data in approaching many of the matters which arise when any of the numerous economic and economic agricultural questions in the Deccan are considered. And on suggesting to my assistants at the Poona Agricultural College that such a close study of a single village would be valuable, they volunteered to carry it out. Led by Messrs. D. L. Sahasrabuddhe, B.Sc., L.Ag., N. V. Kanitkar, B.Sc., B.Ag., V. A. Tamhane, B.Sc., L.Ag., they undertook the very long, laborious, and painstaking investigation of which an account is given in the following pages.

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ISBN-13:
9781330667521
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/04/2015
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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