Agrarian and Other Histories : Essays for Binay Bhushan Chaudhuri
Edited by Shubhra Chakrabarti and Utsa Patnaik.
xxiv, 326 p. ills. 25 cm.
Place & Publisher
1st ed. New Delhi, Tulika Books.
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"Binay Bhushan Chaudhari has pioneered scholarly work on many important areas of
colonial Indian history over the last half-century. His research output has been seminal
in nature and has illuminated a wide range of issues for scholars, including the expansion
of commercial agriculture in early colonial India, the extent of monetization and transfer
of land rights, and processes of tribal dispossession and resistance. As a mark of regard
and esteem, thirteen scholars have come together to present felicitation essays to B. B.
Chaudhuri in this volume. These essays relate not only to the economic aspects of the
agrarian history of Bengal and other regions, but also to some of its cultural dimensions,
and extend to discussion of the questions of poverty and the drain of wealth from
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