Reforms to Pre-Empt Change: Land Legislation in Karnataka

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  • Author :Narendar Pani
  • Year of Publication :1983
  • ISBN: :0000000620
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XXX, 599
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Economics, out of print, Political Science

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About the Book :

This book views land reforms from a historical perspective. It argues that the success of failure of land reforms can only be judged by the role the reforms play in the historical development of the agrarian structure. As Such a legislation which sounds radical when viewed in isolation can, in the context of a given agrarian structure, merely ply the role of strengthening the hands of the already dominant classes. Based on the Karnataka experience, the book points out that the successful implementation of land legislation in the seventies was possible because it not only did not hurt the interests of the dominant classes in general, but, in most of Karnataka, benefitted them in substantial  measure. Since the legislation was termed redical it was supported by the left forces in the State and thus effectively played the role of pre-empting fundamental change.

About Author :

Narendar Pani Born on 28 November 1954,  He has been educated at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum and the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He was on the staff of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, when this study was done. He is currently the Economic Correspondent for Deccan Herald, Bangalore.