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Rural Indian Social Relations: A Study of Southern Andhra Pradesh Wendy Kay Olsen

Rural Indian Social Relations: A Study of Southern Andhra Pradesh

Wendy Kay Olsen

Published September 26th 1996
ISBN : 9780195636413
Hardcover
368 pages
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This work looks at economic behavior in two Indian villages. It empirically compares Marxian theories of semi-feudalism and of compuslive involvement in markets with standard economic theory. Grain markets and formal and informal credit networks inMoreThis work looks at economic behavior in two Indian villages. It empirically compares Marxian theories of semi-feudalism and of compuslive involvement in markets with standard economic theory. Grain markets and formal and informal credit networks in the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh are examined from these perspectives. Elements of coercion and manipulation by local moneylenders in crop sales by villagers in the late 1980s are contrasted with the assumption that all crop sales are voluntary. Other important issues, such as the subsidized rice schemes of the Andhra state government in the mid-1980s, credit schemes of the central government and broader trends in the development of capitalism in South India, are also examined.