Land Reforms: Myths and Realities

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Overview

  • Author :Amit Hazra
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180693076
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIV, 210
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Geography

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About the Book :

This book explores the actual scenario of West Bengal much discussed land reform movement 'Operation Barga'. Presenting a historical overview of landholding and cropping relations in both pre- and post-independent India, it traces the roots of the land reform movement and relates it to socio-historical and theoretical issues. Further discussing the expectations and achievements of land reform in revitalising the present agrarian system in the era of decolonisation, the book analyses the effects of land reform in the context of  'Operation Barga' with distinct ecological, agricultural, social and economic histories and contexts of the state. Views of stakeholders on Barga anomalies also find place in the discussion. The book raises some alarming issues concerning land reforms in general and 'Operation Barga' in particular which need immediate intervention by the policy makers, political implementators and development workers.


About Author :

Amit Hazra (b. 1963) is a Reader in Economics in the Department of Social Studies and Rural Development, Visva-Bharati University. He did his Post-Graduation from the State Agricultural University (Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya) and has received his Ph.D. from Visva-Bharati. He joined the Department in 1993 and has attended a number of national and international seminars, conferences and symposiums. Dr. Hazra has published more than 20 articles in international and national journals of repute. He has also acted as the Vice-Principal of the Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Visva-Bharati. His areas of specialization are rural development methodologies like PRA/PLA, participatory development and sustainable rural development.