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Economic GeographyVolume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture$
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L. S. Bhat, H. S. Sharma, and M. H. Qureshi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199458417

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.001.0001

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Agrarian Relations in India

Agrarian Relations in India

(p.211) 6 Agrarian Relations in India
Economic Geography

B.S. Butola

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Agriculture in general and agrarian relations in particular is an ensemble of India’s history, geography, political economy, society and scientific tempers along with pluralities of culture and diversity of wisdom of its people. These in turn are also the epitomes of India’s immanence and transcendence. Meaning thereby, proper understanding of these attributes holds the key for the integration of India’s past with its present and imperatives for future development. Modernization, the magic mantra for creating a developed and just society by increasing dependence on the forces of world market at the cost of proper analysis agrarian relations will only result into the dissipation of the rich cultural heritage and biodiversity which had been the hallmark of Indian agriculture for millenniums.

Keywords:   differentiations, discrimination, empowerment, indebtedness, paradigm

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