ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles by Bijay Bihari SomSubscribe to Bijay Bihari Som

Agrarian Changes and Agricultural Labourers in Cooch Behar

The agrarian system and relations governing agricultural production are influenced by larger changes in the political system. This paper analyses such changes by looking at the impact wide-ranging political shifts have on a microcosm of society. Agrarian relations in Cooch Behar district in north West Bengal were largely feudalistic in pre-independent India. However, with successive implementation of land reforms, and the growing commercialisation of agriculture, a class of agricultural labour emerged. With the introduction of a three-tiered governance system, this group has since emerged as an important political class.

Back to Top