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New Technology and Traditional Rural Institutions-Case of Jajmani Relations in Karnataka

Institutions Case of Jajmani Relations in Karnataka G K Karanth This paper attempts to answer the question whether changes in technology and introduction of commercial crops are sufficient causes of bringing about a change in traditional agrarian relations, ft is argued that while some changes do occur in agrarian relations as a result of new technology and introduction of commercial crops, traditional agrarian relations continue in some form or another. To demonstrate this thesis, the author has chosen the institutions of jajmani relations as one aspect of agrarian relations in a Karnataka village.

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