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

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Tenants from the Dominant Class A-Developing Contradiction in Land Reforms

One of the assumptions of land reforms legislation initial tenants as a class belong to the exploited and the weaker sections, needing protection from landlords of the dominant class. There seems to be enough evidence in recent years to suggest that the picture is not so simple. While a large number of really weak tenants have lost whatever security they had, the dominant class is extending its operational control on land through leasing in. Even if concentration in ownership declines, concentration in operational holdings need not. In fact, the latter concentration is tending to be larger than the former.

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