Local Agrarian Societies in Colonial India: Japanese Perspectives

Local Agrarian Societies in Colonial India: Japanese Perspectives

by Peter Robb, Kaoru Sugihara, Haruka Yanagisawa
     
 

ISBN-10: 070070471X

ISBN-13: 9780700704712

Pub. Date: 04/11/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The first systematic attempt to introduce a full range of Japanese scholarship on the agrarian history of British India to the English-language reader. Suggests the fundamental importance of an Asian comparative perspective for the understanding of Indian history.  See more details below

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The first systematic attempt to introduce a full range of Japanese scholarship on the agrarian history of British India to the English-language reader. Suggests the fundamental importance of an Asian comparative perspective for the understanding of Indian history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700704712
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/11/1996
Series:
SOAS Collected Papers on South Asia
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and acknowledgements
1.1Distinctive aspects of rural production in India: the colonial period1
1.2Internal forces of change in agriculture: India and Japan compared48
2The mirasi system and local society in pre-colonial South India77
3The peasantry of northern Bengal in the late eighteenth century146
4.1Elements of upward mobility for agricultural labourers in Tamil districts, 1865-1925199
4.2A comparison with the Japanese experience239
5Regional patterns of land transfer in late colonial Bengal250
6.1Famines, epidemics and mortality in northern India, 1870-1921280
6.2Famines and epidemics: a comparison between India and Japan311
7.1Technology and labour absorption in the indigenous Indian sugar industry: an analysis of appropriate technology320
7.2Technology of the Indian sugar industry from an international perspective356
8Situating the Malabar Tenancy Act, 1930365

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