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

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Unequal Antagonists-Peasants and Capitalists in Eastern UP in 1930s

Peasants and Capitalists in Eastern UP in 1930s Shahid Amin This paper is a part of a larger study of the political economy of the Gorakhpur region in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Its chief concern is with the following problem: How is the relationship between peasants and capitalists structured by the given character of small peasant production as a system, and more specifically as a process? In the present paper this perspective is brought to bear on the notion of 'complementarity of interest' which, according to the captains of the industry, existed between the 'growers' and the 'millers' of sugarcane.

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