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Understanding the Notion Peasant
An Inconclusive Debate
Organization of the Peasant Economy
Any Decline in the Rural Creditors
Rise and Growth of an Affluent Peasant Stratum and
acreage adivasi affected agrarian agriculture areas argued Assam Awadh Bengal Bihar bondage bonded labour British rule capital cash crops caste cent colonial commercial considerable cotton creditors cultivation cultural debt decisive decline Delhi dependence Depression developments districts dominant eighteenth century especially famine farming forest gradually grain groups growth Gujarat Ibid income increase India indigo instance investment irrigation jute kunbis land revenue landowners large-scale Madras Presidency Maharashtra major Maratha mirasidars moneylenders Mughal munda nature nineteenth century notable op.cit opium organization Orissa partly peasant agriculture peasant economy peasant produces peasant village peasantry political population pre-colonial production pulayas Punjab question reason reclamation region rent revenue demand rice rich peasants rise role ryots ryotwari santal scarcity settlements shifting cultivation small peasant social society stable State's subsistence sugar sugarcane supply Tamil Nadu tenancy tion tivation trade trend wheat zamindars