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

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Mode of Production in Indian Agriculture-A Comment

April 7, 1973 Mode of Production in Indian Agriculture A Comment Jairus Banaji THIS article attempts to take up some of the points raised by Paresh Chatto- padhyay in his reply to Utsa Vatnaik (Review of Agriculture, December 1972). Chattopadhyay's apparent preoccupation with clear definitions and his abundance of textual marxism conceal a real atrophy of theory. His thought, as Trotsky said of the historian Pokrovsky, is "gripped in the vice of rigid social categories which he puts in place of live historical forces*'.

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