Change and Continuity in Agrarian Relations

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  • Author :G.K. Karanth
  • Year of Publication :1995
  • ISBN: :9788170225553
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 172
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture

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About the Book :

Transformation of Indian Agrarian Social Structure has been more of a state initiated process than being spontaneous. Agrarian history of Indian is replete with efforts to transform the social relationships in agriculture, which have either always fallen short of their goals or have had effects other than those desired. In studying agrarian social change, sociologists have either tended to project changes or the absence of them. This work takes a third, but distinct perspective, namely, "change and continuity" as a process. The context is land reforms, introduction of cash crops and several welfare measure in a Karnataka village over a period of 60-70 years. The book demonstrates how features of 'traditional' agrarian social structure persist despite several changes in policies and agriculture technology.

About Author :

Gopal Krishna Karanth (b., 1952) obtained Masters in Sociology from Bangalore University and doctoral degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. For his Ph.D., he carried out an intensive village study under the supervision of Professor M.N. Srinivas and T.K. Oommen. He is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. His interests include agrarian sociology, sociology of development and research methodology. He is the author of Rural Youth: A Sociological Study of a Karnataka Village (Concept 1981), and several research papers in important journals. Currently, he is engaged in the study of Entrepreneurship and Social Mobility among Scheduled Castes; and Rural Livelihood Systems and Sustainable Resource Management.