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Agrarian Unrest and Economic Change in Rural Bihar-Three Case Studies

in Rural Bihar Three Case Studies Pradhan H Prasad Agrarian unrest is one of the most potent motive forces of social and economic change in predo- minantly rural societies, such as ours. Sometimes the changes are brought about by the positive force of the agrarian movement itself. In some other situations, the changes are the result of the influence of classes which are not directly involved in the movement. In yet other conditions, the changes are due to the response the ruling classes in the form of a combination of repression and reform, The present study attempts to analyse the impact of agrarian unrest in some parts of Bihar. The areas studied are Musahari in Muzaffarpur district, Turkaulia in Champaran district and Tundi in Dhanbad district. f IT has been found that in predominantly rural societies, such as ours, one of the most important motive forces of social and economic change is agrarian unrest Sometimes the changes are due to the positive force of the agrarian movement itself. In some other situations, the changes are determined by the influence of classes which are not directly involved in the movement. In yet other conditions, the changes are due to the response of the ruling classes

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