Whither Rural India?

Political Economy of Agrarian Transformation in Contemporary India, A Festschrift for Venkatesh Athreya

Edited by A. Narayanamoorthy, R. Sujatha, and R. V. Bhavani

Tulika Books

Whither Rural India?

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Pub Date: July 2019

ISBN: 9788193732960

260 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $44.00£34.00

Whither Rural India?

Political Economy of Agrarian Transformation in Contemporary India, A Festschrift for Venkatesh Athreya

Edited by A. Narayanamoorthy, R. Sujatha, and R. V. Bhavani

Tulika Books

The doctoral students of the economist and teacher Venkatesh B. Athreya organized a seminar in his honor in January 2016. This book is a collection of the papers presented at that seminar and a few invited contributions. The book is a collection of papers on the theme of agriculture and rural India with special emphasis, as the title suggests, on the experience of economic reforms since the 1990s. One set of papers gives the macro-perspective, while another set gives an insight into agrarian and rural transformation through case studies. The paper by Utsa Patnaik brings a historical perspective to the subject.

About the Author

A. Narayanamoorthy is professor and head of the Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu.

R. Sujatha is an independent researcher based in Chennai, working on various social sector projects in the fields of gender, sanitation, education, health, and livelihoods.

R. V. Bhavani is program manager, Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, at the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.