ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Sociology of Rural Credit

Sociology of Rural Credit Manjit Singh Debt, Dependence and Agrarian Change by Surinder Jodhka; Rawat Publications, MONEY has always played an important role in the civilisational process but its effect on social structure was never so far-reaching as it is now in its present form. Money is no more 'wealth of nations' to be used to cement social bonds. Just the opposite. Money in modern society, the real equivalent of potential and actual value of social labour power and represented by paper tokens, penetrates deep into the seams of the social structure and, like cancer, transforms it beyond recognition. It is in the latter sense that Jodhka's work on rural Haryana becomes seminal.

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