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

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Rural Change in Perspective

Rural Change in Perspective Man Singh Mathur In February 1931, the Rohtak district of Punjab was in the grip of drought and famine. The economic and social conditions of the district at that time were carefully and sympathetically recorded by M L Darling in his book "Wisdom and Waste in the Punjab Village".' Darling's account provides a base from which rural change since the time he wrote his book can be observed in perspective. A follow-up excursion in Darling's footsteps can throw into relief economic and social change at the village level which might be scarcely perceptible if viewed over a shorter interval.

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