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Colonializing Agriculture: The Myth of Punjab Exceptionalism (SAGE Series in Modern Indian History)

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Mukherjee’s Colonizing Agriculture represents a significant contribution to an  understanding of the transformation of the agrarian economy of Punjab under colonial rule… it seeks to arrive at some refreshing and original conclusions.

(Studies in History)

The present volume is a valuable one not only in terms of its being a comprehensive study of the colonial impact on an agriculturally very important region, but also as an example of a model of historical scholarship  with its feet firm on the ground (of hard data) and withstanding temptations towards stratospheric musings.

(Development and Change)

Mukherjee has examined the evidence available in land records and other contemporary reports of the Punjab government. The bibliography is delightful as are the footnotes…. This book should be read by all reformer economists, even if it is not written by an economist. It provides insights that only historical records, not endless regressions, can provide. (Business Standard)

About the Author

Mridula Mukherjee is currently Professor of Modern Indian History and Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Professor Mukherjee has been Visiting Scholar at Duke University, USA, and at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo. She has also been Chairperson of the Archives on Contemporary History at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has published widely in the areas of agrarian history, peasant movements, social movements and the Indian national movement. Her publications include India’s Struggle for Independence (1999) and India After Independence 1947–2000 (2000), both co-authored.

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Product Details

  • Series: SAGE Series in Modern Indian History (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd (November 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761934057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761934059
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.5 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,389,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author is clueless, there is already data for Sikh income in the UK and while there is not Sikh income data for the bay area and america you can see heuristically that there is indeed Sikh exceptionalism.

Sikhs in the link above make less than jewish people, but more than the English in England, and if you look at the gudwara in San Jose evergreen area it's 32 million and was done by a community that has only been there relatively recently.

420,196 Sikhs in England, the total sikh population is not that large, so It is not legitimate to claim that those were only the exceptional migrants(well sort of). Secondly Punjab is not under sikh rule necessarily it is under a divided rule that has gotten many of its river waters diverted from other states and has been impoverished due to political issues. Please see the recent political upheaval there as proof.
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