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

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On the Mode of Production in Indian Agriculture-A Reply

Review of Agriculture September 1972 On the Mode of Production in Indian Agriculture A Reply Utsa Patnaik PARESH CHATTOPADHYAY (March 25, 1972) has raised some theoretical criticisms of my ideas as presented in my two contributions (September 25 and December 25, 1971). Since my aim was a critique of Ashok Rudra's work rather than a positive elaboration of my own ideas, these ideas were presented in a highly compressed form. In the present note 1 do not intend to set out my positive thesis fully since the required documentation cannot possibly be compressed into a short paper. I will merely set out the incomplete skeleton of the thesis in the course of answering Paresh Chat- topadhyay's comments. (I hope he will not mind if for the sake of brevity I refer to his initials, P C, in what follows).

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