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How Much Surplus Do South Indian Traders Appropriate

How Much Surplus Do South Indian Traders Appropriate? S S Sivakumar Transitional Trade and Rural Development by Barbara Harriss; Vikas, RURAIDevelopment is a much studied issue. In the case of the state of Tamil Nadu this subject and agricultural change have been the subject of dozens of dissertations, articles and monographs since the early seventies.

Efficient Small Farm, Demographic Differentiation and Iron Chest Accounting System- Some Aspects of Peasantist Economics

Differentiation and 'Iron Chest' Accounting System Some Aspects of Peasantist Economics S S Sivakumar This article is an attempt to comment on three important lines of economic reasoning pertaining to, what Georgescu-Roegen termed, 'peasantist economies'. Although our evidence relates to only two villages in Tamil Nadu, we feel that further empirical examination too will, by and large, support our conclusion that peasantism in economics does not stand the test of verification.

Revival of the Asiatic Mode

nor because of marginal utilities or productivities in peanuts or wool, but because these were the respective amounts of food that their cousins could produce on the family farm.

PERSPECTIVES

Nalini Pandit Classes in Marxist theory are not mere economic categories. They are living social groups whose attitudes and responses are determined by historical and cultural factors. The materialistic interpretation of history does not imply an exclusive emphasis on the economic factor to the comparative neglect of others. The purpose of formulating a social theory is to understand the attitudes and responses of different social groups to particular programmes.

Aspects of Agrarian Economy in Tamil Nadu A Study of Two Villages-III Structure of Assets and Indebtedness

national Economic Papers, No 2. Dobb, M (1972) "Political Economy and Capitalism" (Routledge and Kegan Paul, London). Dobb, M (1973) 'Theories of Value and Distribution Since Adam Smith" (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).

Aspects of Agrarian Economy in Tamil Nadu A Study of Two Villages-II Constraints on Production and Marketing

the paper by nuking it clear that there may not he anything new in our economic findings. Many authors who worked on the Indian economy might have already arrived at the same conclusions as those of ours. But we differ significantly and may be right, too, about the methodology to arrive at such conclusions.

Family Size, Consumption Expenditure, Income, and Land Holding in an Agrarian Economy-A Critique of Some Populist Notions

Family Size, Consumption Expenditure, Income, and Land Holding in an Agrarian Economy A Critique of Some Populist Notions S S Sivakumar An attempt is made here to understand the relationship between family size, consumption expenditure, income, and land holdings, among the peasantry in some villages in Tamil Nadu. This is done with a view to testing empirically some major populist formulations, Part I of this article briefly evaluates populist economic policy formulations for the development of agriculture in general.
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