The Changing Village in India

Insights from Longitudinal Research

Price: 1495.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199461868

Publication date:

15/12/2015

Hardback

520 pages

Price: 1495.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199461868

Publication date:

15/12/2015

Hardback

520 pages

Himanshu, Praveen Jha & Gerry Rodgers

India has a long-standing tradition of village studies. Within this tradition, observation of the same village or villages over long periods of time has a special place, because it highlights the transformation of economic systems and social structures in rural areas. The essays in this volume examine the challenges and outcomes of such longitudinal research from a variety of angles. They address three broad themes: the first concerns the method and conceptual framework of longitudinal village studies; the second shows how wide and integrated accounts of particular villages can improve understanding of both economy and society; and the third explores particular topics in some detail, including production structures, land, labour, gender, and migration, within this broader framework. By bringing together these different contributions, the book aims to illustrate the range of analytical and policy issues that can be addressed in such long-term studies; highlights the problems and potentials of the longitudinal method; and encourages more work in this tradition.

Himanshu, Praveen Jha & Gerry Rodgers

Himanshu, Praveen Jha & Gerry Rodgers

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures Preface List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction Himanshu, Praveen Jha, and Gerry Rodgers 2. The Story of the ‘Slater Village’ Studies of Agrarian Change in Tamil Nadu, and Methodological Reflections Upon Them John Harriss 3. Plain Tales from the Plains: A Personal Account of Researching in Rural Bijnor over Three Decades Patricia Jeffery 4. Strengths and Weaknesses of Long-term Village Studies: Reflections on Methods and Research Design from Studies in Bangladesh Shapan Adnan 5. How Lives Change: Six Decades in a North Indian Village Himanshu and Nicholas Stern 6. Four Decades of Village Studies and Surveys in Bihar Gerry Rodgers, Sunil K. Mishra, and Alakh N. Sharma 7. A Forgotten ‘Revolution’: Revisiting Rural Life and Agrarian Change in Haryana Surinder S. Jodhka 8. Assessing Change: Land, Labour, and Employment in an Eastern Uttar Pradesh Village, 1994–2012 Ravi Srivastava 9. Thirty Years On: Work and Well-being in Rural Bihar Praveen Jha and Avanindra Nath Thakur 10. Rural Tamil Nadu in the Liberalization Era: What Do We Learn from Village Studies? John Harriss and J. Jeyaranjan 11. Non-farm Diversification, Inequality, and Mobility in Palanpur Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, Rinku Murgai, and Nicholas Stern 12. Rural Gounders on the Move in Western Tamil Nadu: 1981–2 to 2008–9 Judith Heyer 13. Changes in Rural Labour Markets in Bihar: 1981–2011 Janine Rodgers 14. Migration from Rural Bihar: Insights from a Longitudinal Study (1981–2011) Amrita Datta 15. Public Services, Social Relations, Politics, and Gender: Tales from a North Indian Village Dipa Sinha, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari, Ruchira Bhattacharya, and Ruth Kattumuri 16. Caste and Land Distribution: Results from a Village Resurvey in Maharashtra, 1964–2007 R. Ramakumar 17. Ideas and Substance in Rural–Urban Economic Relations: The Contribution of a Long-term Urban Study in South India Barbara Harriss-White Index About the Editors and Contributors

Himanshu, Praveen Jha & Gerry Rodgers

Himanshu, Praveen Jha & Gerry Rodgers

Himanshu, Praveen Jha & Gerry Rodgers

Table of contents

List of Tables and Figures Preface List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction Himanshu, Praveen Jha, and Gerry Rodgers 2. The Story of the ‘Slater Village’ Studies of Agrarian Change in Tamil Nadu, and Methodological Reflections Upon Them John Harriss 3. Plain Tales from the Plains: A Personal Account of Researching in Rural Bijnor over Three Decades Patricia Jeffery 4. Strengths and Weaknesses of Long-term Village Studies: Reflections on Methods and Research Design from Studies in Bangladesh Shapan Adnan 5. How Lives Change: Six Decades in a North Indian Village Himanshu and Nicholas Stern 6. Four Decades of Village Studies and Surveys in Bihar Gerry Rodgers, Sunil K. Mishra, and Alakh N. Sharma 7. A Forgotten ‘Revolution’: Revisiting Rural Life and Agrarian Change in Haryana Surinder S. Jodhka 8. Assessing Change: Land, Labour, and Employment in an Eastern Uttar Pradesh Village, 1994–2012 Ravi Srivastava 9. Thirty Years On: Work and Well-being in Rural Bihar Praveen Jha and Avanindra Nath Thakur 10. Rural Tamil Nadu in the Liberalization Era: What Do We Learn from Village Studies? John Harriss and J. Jeyaranjan 11. Non-farm Diversification, Inequality, and Mobility in Palanpur Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, Rinku Murgai, and Nicholas Stern 12. Rural Gounders on the Move in Western Tamil Nadu: 1981–2 to 2008–9 Judith Heyer 13. Changes in Rural Labour Markets in Bihar: 1981–2011 Janine Rodgers 14. Migration from Rural Bihar: Insights from a Longitudinal Study (1981–2011) Amrita Datta 15. Public Services, Social Relations, Politics, and Gender: Tales from a North Indian Village Dipa Sinha, Dinesh Kumar Tiwari, Ruchira Bhattacharya, and Ruth Kattumuri 16. Caste and Land Distribution: Results from a Village Resurvey in Maharashtra, 1964–2007 R. Ramakumar 17. Ideas and Substance in Rural–Urban Economic Relations: The Contribution of a Long-term Urban Study in South India Barbara Harriss-White Index About the Editors and Contributors

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