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

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The Nexus of Gender Discrimination with Malnutrition: An Introduction

There is a complex relationship between gender discrimination and malnutrition, mediated by women's empowerment and social status, that needs to be more fully understood in south Asia, a region where progress in raising the nutrition levels has slowed in recent years. The collection of papers in this special issue is based on studies in three sites in India and Bangladesh that sought to find ways in which the health and nutrition status of girls and women could be improved.

Women in Agriculture A Review of the Indian Literature

India in the recent past has witnessed an upsurge in research on various aspects of women's existence, with the early focus on the social facets of their status giving way of analyses of women's location within the sphere of economic production, a shift that was prompted by the alarming decline in female participation. This paper reviews research literature on women in agriculture, highlighting the lacunae and pointing to possible areas of fruitful future research.

Commercial Capital and Agrarian Relations-A Study of Guntur Tobacco Economy

A Study of Guntur Tobacco Economy Nata Duvvury This paper discusses the dynamics of tobacco cultivation and trade in Guntur region. Flue-cured Virginia tobacco was introduced in India by a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Company, the leading cigarette conglomerate In the initial phase, the company closely supervised and controlled cultivation. This control was achieved by its monopoly of the new technology and a system of contracts between the company and the cultivators. The author examines the impact of the new crop on the agrarian structure
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