"This is a fine source for anyone interested in the evolution of South Asia's agrarian systems and institutions." EH.NET
A comprehensive historical framework for understanding the regional diversity of agrarian South Asia. Adopting a long-term view, the author treats South Asia not as a single civilization territory, but as a patchwork of agrarian regions, with their own social, cultural and political histories. The book traces these histories from medieval times to the present. As a comparative synthesis of the literature on agrarian regimes in South Asia, it will be a valuable resource for students of agrarian and regional history, as well as of comparative world history.