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