A Century of Change: Caste and Irrigated Lands in Tamilnadu, 1860s-1970s

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Technical Publications, 1996 - Caste - 323 pages
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The Volume Explores More Than A Century Of Agrarian Change In The Irrigated Areas Of Tamilnadu Since The 1860S.Based On Archival Documents, Particularly Computed Processed Data From Village Settlement Reports And Actual Field Work, It Attempts To Offer A New Interpretation Of Socio-Economic Transformation Of Agrarian Society Under British Rule And To Interpret The Agrarian Changes Of The Post-Independence Period In The Context Of Longer Historical Perspective.
 

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Contents

Agrarian Structure in the Latter Half
18
Background to the Change
48
Two Paths to the Tenancy System
83
Mixed Trends in Landholding
126
Government Policy towards Agricultural Labourers
195
A Case Study
225
Conclusion
279
Glossary
299
Index
317
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