Raising Cane: The Political Economy Of Sugar In Western India
An examination of the sugar factories of western India which are organized as cooperatives, owned and operated by the peasants. The author details the creativity and political knowledge of the peasant leaders and the strategies for grass-roots leadership elsewhere in India and the Third World.
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Irrigation and Imperialism
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