Rural India Facing the 21st Century

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Rural India Facing the 21st Century is a unique study of rural development in South India, concluded over a twenty-year period. Set against the context of international, national and state policies, the book focuses on a wide number of themes, including the stagnation of the 'green revolution', growing differentiation and inequality, the ecological crisis, resistance to reform, corruption and the enduring need for state intervention in rural development. Written by an international team of young scholars under the direction of Professor Harris-White, Rural India Facing the 21st Century draws together a profound analysis of a broad range of issues to provide a masterly overview of overall rural development. Its highly original methodology and findings will be of considerable interest for development policy.
 

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Contents

South Indian Villages
3
The Selection of Villages and Sampled Households
47
Analysis of clusters
114
Labour Gender Relations and the Rural Economy
159
NonFarm Economy
175
PART TWOI PRODUCTION POLICY AND PILLAGE PERSPECTIVES
195
Appendix 1
296
PART THREEZ SOCIAL WELFARE IN THE VILLAGES
305
Incapacity and Disability
349
Food Nutrition and the State in Northern Tamil Nadu
373
Nutrition Data 19734 to 19824
397
The Public Distribution Scheme PDS
405
Lisa Gold and Barbara HarrissWhite
428
Notes I
467
References
505
37
537

Details of Class Probability Tree Analysis
324

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About the author (2004)

Barbara Harriss-White is Director of Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University's Department of International Development. She is Professor of Development Studies and a Fellow of Wolfson College.

S. Janakarajan is a Fellow of the Madras Institute for Development Studies, Chennai. An experienced field economist, his interests are in rural markets and exchange and in irrigation and water management, on which he has published widely.

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