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The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research

Himanshu, Praveen Jha, and Gerry Rodgers

Abstract

India has a long-standing tradition of village studies. Within this tradition, observation of the same village or villages over long periods of time has a special place, because it highlights the transformation of economic systems and social structures in rural areas. The essays in this volume examine the challenges and outcomes of such longitudinal research from a variety of angles. They address three broad themes: the first concerns the method and conceptual framework of longitudinal village studies; the second shows how wide and integrated accounts of particular villages can improve underst ... More

Keywords: village studies, longitudinal research, rural economy, rural society, production structures, land, labour, migration, gender, non-farm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199461868
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461868.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Himanshu, editor
Associate Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Praveen Jha, editor
Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Gerry Rodgers, editor
Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi

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