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Secularism and Society

August 24, 1985 estimates all point to growing black incomes through time, relatively as well as absolutely. Although the Institute's own estimates relate to 1975-76,1980-81 and 1983-84, the impressions of the Institute and of others, and other estimates relate to years from 1960-61 to 1979-80. While one cannot establish even very roughly the cause-effect relationships quantitatively on this subject, it would seem that at least some factors which may account for black income growth operated less vigorously during 1975-76 to 1980-81 (largely the period of Emergency under the Congress government and the period of the Janata government) than during the earlier period. Thus, for example, in general during that period inflation was lower, tax compliance was better, and controls were fewer than during the earlier period

Sangha, State and Economic Interests

Sangha, State and Economic Interests Romila Thapar Robe and Plough: Monasticism and Economic Interest in Early Medieval Sri Lanka by R A L H Gunawardana; University of Arizona

Communalism and the Writing of Indian History

It is not usual for the authors of a book to comment at length upon a review of their writing. We have however decided to do this because Sudhir Chandra (A Counterpoint of Preconceptions," December 27, 1969, pp 1981- 83) has seriously distorted our views.

A Dynamic View of Early Indian Society

Early Indian Society and Economy by R. S, Sharma; Manaktalas, Bombay, 1966; pp. ix + 168. Rs 22.50.

The book is a collection of essays some of which have been published earlier. The essays are all concerned with some aspect of the society and economy of India from its earliest beginnings upto about 1200 A.D. At a first glance the choice of subjects seems quite casual, but on further reading each theme takes on significance inasmuch as it is chosen with relevance to the kinds of analysis which require to be made vis-a-vis the social and economic history of ancient India.


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