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

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On Bilateral Relations in South Asia

eroded by the war) and, by doing so, conflicted directly with the demands of agro- export capitalists for a steady supply of cheap labour at harvest time. 'The policy of strengthening and reorganising the campesino sector tends to break one of the fundamental givens on which the functioning of the agro-export sector is based: the existence of a reserve labour supply whose low level of income and absence of alternative sources of employment has left them at the disposition of this sector for use during the agro-export harvests, without causing this sector additional cost during the rest of the year" (p 57).

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