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Inflections in Agricultural Evolution

Contemporary Commodity Complexes and Transactional Forms in Interior Tamil Nadu

This work was supported fi nancially by the American Institute of Indian Studies’ Junior Research Fellowship (2006), IFPRI-New Delhi Offi ce, the Borlaug-Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program Fellowship (2008), the AAEA Foundation’s Chester McCorkle Scholarship (2008) and the Ithaca Presbyterian International Student Fellowship (2007). I thank Vivek Srinivasan, M Chandrasekaran, Mahendran Kandaswamy, Jothibasu, Subramaniam, M Bhoominathan, Arun Kumar, S M Suriyakumar, J Chellakumar, S Vijayaraghavan and the students and faculty of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (Coimbatore), Bishop Heber’s College, St Joseph’s College (Trichy), and Urumu Dhanalakshmi College (Trichy) for their valuable assistance during the course of my fi eld research. I thank the editors of this issue for their comments on an earlier draft of this paper. Interviews with agribusiness representatives were conducted on the condition of confi dentiality, and interviewees and the fi rms they represent are not named.

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