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Bengal, permanent settlement to Operation Barga

studies in economic and environmental history

Author: Alok Kumar Ghosh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 82

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A study of relations between land structure and environment.

Studies in Economic Development

Author: Alfred Bonne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136229264

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5605

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Studies in the History of Tax Law

Author: John Tiley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1782253203

Category: Law

Page: 568

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These are the papers from the 2012 Cambridge Tax Law History Conference revised and reviewed for publication. The papers include new studies of: income tax law rewrite projects 1914Â?1956; law and administration in capital allowances 1878Â? 1950; the 'full amount' in income tax legislation; Sir Josiah Stamp and double income tax; early German income tax treaties and laws concerned with double tax avoidance (1869Â?1908); the policy of the medicine stamp duty; 'Danegeld' Â? from Danish tribute to English land tax; religion and charity, a historical perspective; 'Plaintive Glitterati'; a collision of accounting and law, dividends from pre-1914 profits in Australia; the history and development of the taxation profession in the UK and Australia; an inquiry into Dutch to British Colonial Malacca 1824Â?1839; the taxation history of China; taxing bachelors in America: 1895Â?1939; Dutch Tax reform under Napoleon; and the last decade of estate duty. The Publisher and authors have dedicated this volume to the memory of John Tiley, Emeritus Professor of the Law of Taxation at the University of Cambridge, who died as it was going to press. The Cambridge History of Tax conferences were his idea and he was responsible for their planning. He also edited all six volumes in the series.

Bengal land tenure

the origin and growth of intermediate interests in the 19th century

Author: Sirajul Islam

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

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India’s Agricultural Marketing

Market Reforms and Emergence of New Channels

Author: Nilabja Ghosh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8132215729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

View: 2236

​The proposed book provides an assessment of an important yet controversial policy initiated by the Indian government and governments of several other developing countries. Marketing reforms, it is claimed, can be a crucial answer to solving the problem of rural poverty in agrarian economies where large sections of populace are engaged in low paying agriculture. On a wider front, these reforms could help in providing growth impetus to an economy and even the global economy at large. Yet, the subject of liberalizing agricultural markets is also part of a broad and perhaps a bitter political debate between national and sub-national policy makers and academic discourses in India and other countries. A clearer understanding and a possible resolution of the issues involved will be decidedly useful. The experience of India, one of the largest and most agriculture-dominated economies, will undoubtedly provide valuable lessons not only for steering the domestic economic policy but also for other countries to set their own policy agenda. The book attempts to capture the evolving reality in a large and diverse country and presents an objective evaluation to enable aspiring investors and those in policy making, food business and civil society to make more informed assessment and decision.

The Bengal Borderland

Beyond State and Nation in South Asia

Author: Willem van Schendel

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843311453

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 7959

A look at South Asia beyond state and nation.

The Changing Status of Women in West Bengal, 1970-2000

The Challenge Ahead

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi,Sarmistha Dutta Gupta

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761932429

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 6833

This important and comprehensive volume vividly depicts the current status of women and girls in West Bengal. The analysis has been conducted in the framework of the socio-economic and politico-cultural ambience that has characterized the state in recent decades. The contributors highlight both areas of strength and vulnerability and clearly demonstrate that the status of women cannot be conceived as monolithic or static--it has many facets and is in a state of constant flux. The analysis of macro data is supported by revealing micro studies based on field surveys and an examination of cultural trends.

The State and Poverty in India

Author: Kohli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378765

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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In The State and Poverty in India the author argues cogently that well-organised, left-of-centre parties in government are the most effective in implementing reform.

Minorities and the State

Changing Social and Political Landscape of Bengal

Author: Abhijit Dasgupta,Masahiko Togawa,Abul Barkat

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132107667

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 2793

Minorities and the State discusses the plight of two numerically significant religious minority groups: Hindus in Bangladesh and Muslims in West Bengal, India. The political vicissitudes in India and Bangladesh have stirred up questions relating to citizenship, nationality, and identity. In this volume, academics from India, Bangladesh, and Japan examine the formation of minority identity at the time of partition of India in 1947 and in subsequent decades. The articles emphasize the crises and coping strategies, migration, and state- and local-level politics affecting minorities. By utilizing data from varied sources like field work, archival research, and secondary sources, this volume explores deprivation and different dimensions of minority life from political, economic, civil society, gender, and literary perspectives.

Women, Labour and the Economy in India

From Migrant Menservants to Uprooted Girl Children Maids

Author: Deepita Chakravarty,Ishita Chakravarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317362780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

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The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the children and the elderly. This is found to be much higher in certain parts of India, emerging as the single most important avenue for urban females, surpassing males in the service since the 1980s. By applying an imaginative and refreshing mix of disciplinary approaches ranging from economic models of the household, empirical analysis and literary conventions, this book analyses the changing labour economy in post-partition West Bengal. It explains how and why women and girl children have replaced this traditionally male bias in the gender segregated domestic service industry since the late 1940s, and addresses the question of whether this increase in vulnerable individuals working in domestic service, the growth of the urban professional middle class in the post liberalization period, and the increasing incidences of reported abuses of domestics, in urban middleclass homes in the recent years, are related. Covering five decades of the history of gender and labour in India, this book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of gender and labour relations, development studies, economics, history, and women and gender studies.

Perspectives in social sciences 2

three studies on the agrarian structure in Bengal, 1850-1947

Author: Asok Sen,Partha Chatterjee,Saugata Mukherji

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

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'Time-Out' in the Land of Apu

Childhoods, Bildungsmoratorium and the Middle Classes of Urban West Bengal

Author: Hia Sen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 365802223X

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 9967

​ Within Childhood Research starkly different theoretical and empirical concerns characterize the global south-north divide. Hia Sen attempts to bridge the gap in Childhood Research which usually addresses childhoods differently according to their 'developing/developed', 'western/non-western' contexts, and finds its middle ground in the context of the urban middle classes in contemporary West Bengal. The author documents areas such as leisure practices and everyday lives of school children in India for three cohorts, where it is possible to have a comparative perspective of childhoods given the existing rich ethnographic and historical research on childhoods in other cultural contexts.

Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital

Rural Bengal Since 1770

Author: Sugata Bose,Professor of History and Diplomacy Director Center of South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies Sugata Bose,Bose. Sugata

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521266949

Category: History

Page: 203

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A critical work of synthesis and interpretation of agrarian change in India over the long term.

Understanding India’s New Political Economy

A Great Transformation?

Author: Sanjay Ruparelia,Sanjay Reddy,John Harriss,Program Director in the Development Studies Institute John Harriss,Fellow of Sydney Sussex College Lecturer in Geography Stuart Corbridge,Stuart Corbridge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136816496

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2702

This textbook addresses the three most important large-scale transformations that have reshaped India since 1989: the advent of liberal economic reform, the ascendance of Hindu cultural nationalism, and the empowerment of historically subordinate classes through popular democratic mobilizations. Filling a gap in the literature, it describes, explains and assesses the nexus between these central transformations in a rigorous and integrated manner.

Land Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa

Assessing Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management

Author: S. Holden,K. Otsuka,K. Deininger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137343818

Category: Political Science

Page: 405

View: 9581

Rural poverty remains widespread and persistent in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A group of leading experts critically examines the impact of land tenure reforms on poverty reduction and natural resource management in countries in Africa and Asia with highly diverse historical contexts.

The Conditions of Agricultural Growth

The Economics of Agrarian Change Under Population Pressure

Author: Ester Boserup

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415312981

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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Investigating the process of agrarian change, this book analyzes costs and productivity under the main systems of primitive agriculture. The conclusion is that technical, economic and social changes are unlikely to take place within primitive agriculture unless the rural community concerned is exposed to the pressure of population growth: a conclusion that is in sharp contrast to generally accepted ideas. The themes in the book are central to the discussion of the problems of population explosion and the world's undernourished peoples.

Himalayan Studies in India

Author: Maitreyee Choudhury

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788183241960

Category: Ethnic conflict

Page: 123

View: 8395

Proceedings of a national seminar held at Raja Rammohunpur in December 2003.

Decolonization in South Asia

Meanings of Freedom in Post-independence West Bengal, 1947–52

Author: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134018231

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This book explores the meanings and complexities of India’s experience of transition from colonial to the post-colonial period. It focuses on the first five years – from independence on 15th August 1947 to the first general election in January 1952 – in the politics of West Bengal, the new Indian province that was created as a result of the Partition. The author, a specialist on the history of modern India, discusses what freedom actually meant to various individuals, communities and political parties, how they responded to it, how they extended its meaning and how in their anxiety to confront the realities of free India, they began to invent new enemies of their newly acquired freedom. By emphasising the representations of popular mentality rather than the institutional changes brought in by the process of decolonization, he draws attention to other concerns and anxieties that were related to the problems of coming to terms with the newly achieved freedom and the responsibility of devising independent rules of governance that would suit the historic needs of a pluralist nation. Decolonization in South Asia analyses the transitional politics of West Bengal in light of recent developments in postcolonial theory on nationalism, treating the ‘nation’ as a space for contestation, rather than a natural breeding ground for homogeneity in the complex political scenario of post-independence India. It will appeal to academics interested in political science, sociology, social anthropology and cultural and Asian studies.

The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals

Author: Ben White,Saturnino M. Borras Jr.,Ruth Hall,Ian Scoones,Wendy Wolford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317976851

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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This collection explores the complex dynamics of corporate land deals from a broad agrarian political economy perspective, with a special focus on the implications for property and labour regimes, labour processes and structures of accumulation. This involves looking at ways in which existing patterns of rural social differentiation – in terms of class, gender, ethnicity and generation – are being shaped by changes in land use and property relations, as well as by the re-organization of production and exchange as rural communities and resources are incorporated into global commodity chains. It goes further than the descriptive ‘what’ and ‘who’ questions, in order to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of these patterns. It is empirically solid and theoretically sophisticated, making it a robust and boundary-changing work. Contributors come from various scholarly disciplines. Covering nearly all regions of the world, the collection will be of interest to researchers from various disciplines, policymakers and activists. This book was originally published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.

A critical analysis of Indian land reform studies

Author: Shiva Chandra Jha

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 119

View: 2101

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