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Studies in the land economics of Bengal

Author: Sachin Sen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 402

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Land and Local Kingship in Eighteenth-Century Bengal

Author: John R. McLane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521526548

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 9013

This book examines the politics and culture of eastern India's landed chiefs.

The Land Question in India

State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Author: Anthony P. D'Costa,Achin Chakraborty

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198792441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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This volume takes a fresh look at the land question in India. Rather than work with the view that land is a source of dynamic economic transformation, as experienced historically by the West, this volume examines the centrality of land in the development discourse in India. The focus is on the role of the state, which pushes a process of dispossession of peasants through direct expropriation for developmental purposes such as acquisition of land by (local) statesfor infrastructure development and industrialization. Consequently, land has been, and continues to be, a turbulent arena in which classes, castes, and communities are in conflict with each other, withthe state, and with capital, jockeying to determine the terms and conditions of land transactions or their prevention. The volume provides new analytical insights into the land acquisition processes, their legal-institutional and ethical implications, and the multifaceted regional diversity of acquisition experiences in India.

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.

Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Author: Tirthankar Roy,Anand V. Swamy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022638764X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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By accessibly recounting and analyzing the unique experience of institutions in colonial Indiawhich were influenced heavily by both British Common Law and indigenous Indian practices and traditionsLaw and the Economy in Colonial India sheds new light on what exactly fosters the types of institutions that have been key to economic development throughout world history more generally. The culmination and years of research, the book goes through a range of examples, including textiles, opium, tea, indigo, tenancy, credit, and land mortgage, to show how economic laws in colonial India were shaped neither by imported European ideas about how colonies should be ruled nor indigenous institutions, but by the practice of producing and trading. The book is an essential addition to Indian history and to some of the most fundamental questions in economic history."

Society, economy, and the market

commercialization in rural Bengal, c. 1760-1800

Author: Rajat Datta

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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The Industrial Development of Bengal, 1900-1939

Author: A. Z. M. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal

Publisher: A. Z. M. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal (Copyright)

ISBN: 0706915798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Preface: The present work examines the industrial experience of Bengal during the period 1900 to 1939 with particular emphasis on the role of the government as the main instrument for growth. For this work, available statistical material has been utilized for the sake of precision as well as to strengthen the qualitative evidence. The book contains eight chapters. While Chapter I builds up the case for industrial development, Chapter II examines in detail the industrial policy of the Bengal government in the light of its own limitations as a subordinate authority to the Government of India and that of Whitehall. Chapter III is an investigation of the labour market in Bengal with emphasis on the supply of labour to jute, tea and coal industries in relation to wages and conditions of work. In Chapter IV, I have examined the rates of profitability and security of industrial investments. In this chapter, I have also examined the financial institutions of the time and their role in the industrial development of the province. Chapter V points to some of the difficulties experienced by Indian entrepreneurs, and in the above light looks at their contribution to the larger industrial establishments of Bengal. The next two Chapters VI and VII examine the growth and development of the two biggest manufacturing industries of our period - jute and handloom cotton weaving industries. The concluding chapter is an estimate of the industrial progress made in the province during the period under review. This book is a slightly revised version of my Ph.D. thesis submitted to the University of London in 1978. In the preparation of this thesis, I have accumulated an enormous debt of gratitude to my Supervisor, Dr. K. N. Chaudhuri whose careful vigilance and timely intervention saved me from many factual errors and infelicities of style. My thanks are also due to Mr. I. B. Harrison, who went through some of my preliminary chapters during the absence of Dr Chaudhuri in 1975-76 and made many useful observations. I am also indebted to Dr. Sirajul Islam of Dhaka University for helping me with some necessary corrections. Here I take this opportunity also to express my deep gratitude to the UK Commonwealth Commission which offered me a scholarship for three years which enabled me to undertake this research work. Needless to say, without their financial help it would have been virtually impossible to pursue this course of studies. I also wish to thank the University of Dhaka for granting me the necessary study leave. There remains also a special group of people - without whose co-operation, patience and tolerance, this work would not have seen the light of day. In this group belong the library staff of the British Library (including the Newspaper Section at Colindale), Senate House Library, the library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, and particularly, the India Office Library and Records (including their Newspaper Section at the Bush House). I take this opportunity to thank Mr. J. Sims of the India Office Library and Records for being so helpful in tracking down apparently untraceable official documents. I wish to thank the staff of the Bangladesh Secretariat Record Room and of the Secretariat Library, Dhaka for extending me all possible facilities in carrying out my research work. Finally, I owe a special debt of gratitude to my wife, Lilly whose support and constant encouragement over these years was invaluable in completing this work. - A. Z. M. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal

Studies in Economic Development

Author: Alfred Bonne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136229264

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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

The Politics of Caste in West Bengal

Author: Uday Chandra,Geir Heierstad,Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317414772

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the making and maintenance of a modern caste society in colonial and postcolonial West Bengal in India. Drawing on cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it explains why caste continues to be neglected in the politics of and scholarship on West Bengal, and how caste relations have permeated the politics of the region until today. The essays presented here dispel the myth that caste does not matter in Bengali society and politics, and make possible meaningful comparisons and contrasts with other regions in South Asia. The work will interest scholars and researchers in sociology, social anthropology, politics, modern Indian history and cultural studies.

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.

Agrarian Bengal

Economy, Social Structure and Politics, 1919-1947

Author: Sugata Bose

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521053624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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As well as being an outstanding contribution to Indian economic and social history, this book draws important conclusions about peasant politics in general and about the effects of international economic fluctuations on primary producing countries. Dr Bose develops a general typology of systems of agrarian production in Bengal to show how these responded to different types of pressure from the world economy, and treats in detail the effects of the world Depression on Bengal. Separate chapters are devoted to the themes of agrarian conflict and religious strife in east Bengal, the agrarian dimension of mass nationalism in west Bengal and sharecroppers agitations in the frontier regions. The conclusion attempts a synthesis of the typology of agrarian social structure and the periodisation of peasant politics, placing this in the wider context of agrarian societies and protest in other parts of India and in South-east Asia.

Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta

The Making of Calcutta

Author: Debjani Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108425747

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 3046

Explores how the British Empire responded to the environmental challenges of the world's largest tidal delta.

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

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​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 Economic History of India Under Early British Rule

From the Rise of the British Power in 1757 to the Accession of Queen Victoria in 1837

Author: Romesh Chunder Dutt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136382453

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Political Economy of Land Acquisition in India

How a Village Stops Being One

Author: Dhanmanjiri Sathe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981105326X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

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This book examines key issues concerning land acquisition, and puts forward policy suggestions. Land acquisition is one of the most important issues besetting India’s political economy today. There have been many conflicts surrounding acquisitions; but there have been ample peaceful acquisitions, too. Growth in any economy requires more land. Hence in India too, in the future more and more land will be required for the purposes of infrastructure expansion, industrialization, urbanization etc. The book also examines a number of broader policy issues in the context of land reforms and shows how a successful resolution of the land acquisition matter is vital to attaining a high rate of growth. Using a case study method, the book examines the process of land acquisition in detail and its implications for farmers. It finds that the development of acquired land leads to higher growth and higher employment; and it also leads to improvements for the dalits (the backward class p eople). Benefits in terms of higher revenues for the government are also observed. It argues that, if the acquisition process is properly executed, those farmers who lose land will not oppose acquisition but will instead become partners in the process of growth.

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

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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.

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

The Challenge Ahead

Author: Jasodhara Bagchi

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132101782

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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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.

'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: 9918

​ 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.

The State and Poverty in India

Author: Kohli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521378765

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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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.

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