Review of Rural Affairs: June 29, 2013
With Indian agriculture growing slowly, employment in agriculture too has been increasing at a low rate. Urban employment has not expanded rapidly enough to provide work for the growing rural population. So, is the rise in non-agricultural employment in recent years driven more by distress than demand? Three articles in this edition of the Review of Rural Affairs look at aspects of this issue.
A couple of related issues that are examined are the growth of “non-cultivating households” and the movement of wages of agricultural labour.
Swadeshi in the Time of Nations
A set of five articles revisit themes from Sumit Sarkar’s book, The Swadeshi Movement in Bengal and find resonances across time and space for both the themes the book raised as well as for the politics and ideologies of the movement it studied.
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