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      CLASSES AND CLASS DIFFERENTIATION IN INDIA'S COUNTRYSIDE

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            Central to an understanding of the agrarian question is the identification of the nature of classes that arise on the basis of the development of capitalism in agriculture. We need to understand classes in order to understand social and economic inequality, the nature of the state in India, and the ways in which the state intervenes in the countryside. In identifying classes, our task is two-fold: on the one hand, to establish certain general theoretical categories and criteria in order to distinguish classes in the countryside, and, on the other hand, to identify classes in situ, that is, in the specific agro-economic and social circumstances that prevail in different regions and localities.

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            worlrevipoliecon
            10.2307/j50005553
            World Review of Political Economy
            Pluto Journals
            2042891X
            1 December 2011
            : 2
            : 4
            : 646-670
            Article
            10.2307/41931949
            790bdbe2-342b-4567-b25a-7ebd28d5ce17
            © WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL ECONOMY 2011

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            1. Sundarayya (1976), Patnaik (1987), Athreya, Djurfeldt and Lindbergh (1990), Ramachandran (1990).

            2. http://www.fas.org.in/pages.asp?menuid=16

            3. Ramachandran and Ramakumar (2000).

            4. Ramachandran and Ramakumar (2000), Ramachandran and Rawal (2010) Hirashima (2000).

            5. Ramachandran and Swaminathan (eds.) (2002).

            6. Karashima (2011), Ramachandran (1990), Ch. 1.

            7. Dhar (2011).

            8. Ramachandran and Swaminathan (2006) Ramachandran and Rawal (2010). Ramachandran, Rawal, and Swaminathan (2002).

            9. Government of India 2011, Gupta 2007, ISWSD 2007, Karat 2005 and 2008, Usami 2010

            10. Ramakumar and Raut 2011

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