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Peasants, famine and the state in colonial western India /
David Hall-Matthews.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
description
xvii, 269 p. : maps.
ISBN
1403949026 (cloth)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
isbn
1403949026 (cloth)
catalogue key
5454965
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Recent literature has suggested that famines are complex, long-drawn-out and political processes, rather than sudden, natural phenomena. This text examines such a process in detail by studying poor peasants in Ahmednagar district, Western India, between 1870 and 1884.
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Recent literature has suggested that famines are complex, drawn out, and political processes, rather than sudden, natural phenomena. This book is among the first to examine such a process in detail, by studying poor peasants in Ahmednagar district, Western India, between 1870 and 1884. It does so by investigating their factors of production--land, capital and labor--as well as markets in credit and the cheap foodgrains they produced and, above all, their relationship with the colonial state.
Table of Contents
Glossary of Terms
Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Maps
Introduction
Landholding, Peasant Production and Rainfall
Market Opportunities, Risks and Failures
Rural Moneylending, Credit Legislation and Peasant Protest
Land Revenue Rigidity, Revisions and Non-Remission
Peasants and Relief Labour
Conclusion
Bibliography
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