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Author Ludden, David, 1948-

Title An agrarian history of South Asia
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge Unviersity Press, 1999


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 MELB  630.954 Lud/Aho  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Series New Cambridge history of India ; no. IV, 4
Contents 1. Agriculture. Historicity. Seasons. Maps. Landscapes -- 2. Territory. Peasantry. Dharma. Conquest. Patriarchy -- 3. Regions. Frontiers. Sultans. Land. Culture. Administration -- 4. Modernity. Mofussil. Development. Mobilisation. Locality
Summary "David Ludden's book offers a comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia. Adopting a long-term view of history, it treats South Asia not as a single civilisation territory, but rather as a patchwork of agrarian regions, each with its own social, cultural, and political histories. In contemporary South Asia, the book argues, economic development and social movements continue to reflect the influence of agrarian localism and the shifting fortunes of agrarian regions with histories which can be traced back to medieval times."--BOOK JACKET. "As a comparative synthesis of the literature on agrarian regimes in South Asia, the book promises to be a valuable resource for students of agrarian and regional history, as well as of comparative world history."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes The new Cambridge history of India no:4.4
Subject Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- India.
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- South Asia.
Agriculture -- India -- History.
Agriculture -- South Asia -- History.
LC no. 98043856
ISBN 0521364248