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Agrarian Class Formation in Modern Bengal, 1931-51

Bengal, 1931-51 Saugata Mukherji Changes in the forms of credit or capital supply in Bengal agriculture in the thirties and the forties were ultimately reflected in the changing methods of land control and management. These developments of the thirties led to a sharp polarisation between the two segments of the cultivating population which was articulated as an acute conflict between the two classes over large areas of undivided Bengal by the following decade. This paper examines the causes and extent of the restructuring of class relations in Bengal, ft also looks at the situation of the labour force at the time of transfer of power and partition and the consequences of war time policies on the economy of the region.

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