Palanpur, the Economy of An Indian Village

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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction1
§1.0 The Study1
§1.1 General Description2
§1.2 The Collection of the Data5
§1.3 Plan of the Book7
Chapter 2 TheVillage8
§2.0 Introduction8
§2.1 General Description of Village8
§2.2 Population15
§2.3 Land-ownership17
§2.4 Tenancy24
§2.5 Cropping Patterns26
§2.6 Comparison with Previous Studies27
§2.7 Concluding Remarks33
Appendix to Chapter 234
Chapter 3 Theory and India50
§3.0 Introduction50
§3.1 Some General Views51
§3.2 Land53
§3.3 Labour65
§3.4 Capital and Uncertainty71
§3.5 Objectives of Agents77
§3.6 The Agricultural Production Function and the Efficiency of Traditional Agriculture80
§3.7 Farm Size and Productivity82
§3.8 Variations in the Form of Share Contract84
§3.9 The 'Green Revolution' in India85
§3.10 Concluding Remarks87
Appendix to Chapter 388
Chapter 4 Markets in Palanpur90
§4.0 Introduction90
§4.1 The Labour Market92
§4.2 The Market for the Services of Bullocks99
§4.3 The Market for Credit105
§4.4 The Market for Water Resources111
§4.5 The Market for Sugar114
§4.6 Some Observations on Cropping Patterns115

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Village 8
  • Appendix to Chapter 2 34
  • 3 - Theory and India 50
  • Appendix to Chapter 3 88
  • 4 - Markets in Palanpur 90
  • 5 - Tenancy 124
  • 6 - Output and Income 167
  • Appendix to Chapter 6 211
  • 7 - Wheat : The New Varieties and Practices in Palanpur 222
  • 8 - Wheat: Productivity and Expectations 251
  • 9 - Reflections on Economic Theory 299
  • 10 - A Revisit and Some Speculations on the Future 314
  • Glossary 327
  • References 331
  • Author Index 335
  • Subject Index 336
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