Punjab Peasantry in Turmoil

By: Birinder Pal Singh

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Contents Introduction 1 Class Conflict and Change Profile of a Village in West Punjab Ahmad Salim 2 Impact of Colonial Capitalism on the Peasantry in West Punjab Lubna Saif 3 Globalization and Agriculture Some Propositions Aijaz Ahmad 4 Indias Granary Devastated Punjab under Neo Liberal Economic Reforms Utsa Patnaik 5 Whom and What to Fight Indian Farmers Collective Action under Liberalization and Globalization Staffan Lindberg 6 Farming Crisis and Farmers Suicide in Punjab An Examination of Institutional Dimensions Sukhpal Singh 7 Corporate Agriculture Farming in West Punjab A Serious Threat to Small Peasants Zia ur Rehman 8 Anjuman Mazarain Punjab The Struggle Continues Aasim Sajjad Akhtar 9 Punjab Peasantry and the Green Revolution An Activists Perspective Balkar Singh Dakaunda and Pashaura Singh Sidhupur 10 Viability Crisis of the Small and Marginal Farmers and Responses of the Farmers Movement in Punjab Sucha Singh Gill 11 Sikh Militant Violence A Manifestation of the Economic Crisis in Punjab Birinder Pal Singh 12 Burden of Tradition and Vision of Equality Political Sociology of Jutt Dalit Conflicts in Punjab Ronki Ram 13 Des Hoya Pardes The Crisis of Punjabi Peasantry and Sikh Emigration Since the 1970sDarshan Singh Tatla 14 Johl Diversification Scheme A Critique Harjinder Singh Shergill 15 Beyond Crisis Rethinking Contemporary Punjab Agriculture Surinder Singh Jodhka Index Over the last two decades thousand of peasants in the Indian Punjab have sacrificed themselves at the altar of the nation feeding the teeming millions This state the harbinger of Green Revolution in the country was the model for the rest of the nation for revolutionizing agriculture in a colonized traditional society The volume also deliberates upon the critical issues of the erstwhile Punjab across the border now called West Punjab Four papers in this volume reflect upon different aspects of the peasantry there The two Punjabs are now afflicted with numerous aliments social economic and political The farmers are committing suicides The economic returns from the over exploited land are not rising in a proportionate manner to their expectations and expenditures Globalization has added fuel to the fire The governments in India and Pakistan are not dealing with these issues protecting the interests of the peasantry The younger generation is opting out of agriculture and migrating abroad in search of employment and better life What is the crisis that peasantry in the two Punjabs is confronting What are its roots and its manifest forms In this volume an attempt has been made to bring together ideas and arguments of activists and scholars from different disciplines specializing in sociology economics political science history and literature all sharing their concern for peasantry A large canvas of issues that have brought turmoil in the lives of peasantry like agricultural policy globalization. Printed Pages: 376

Title: Punjab Peasantry in Turmoil

Author Name: Birinder Pal Singh

Categories: India, Agriculture,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173048665

ISBN 13: 9788173048661

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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