Agrarian Change, Farm Size, Tenancy and Land Fragmentation in India's Semi-Arid Tropics uri icon


  • Much of the prevailing wisdom about agrarian change in South Asia stems fromperceptions about and experiences in irrigated agriculture, particularly in theindo-Gangetic plain. Views about the 'frozen', uncompetitive nature of landmarkets, economic polarization, distress sales as a means to accumulate land,increasing landlessness, landlords' exploitation of tenants, and extreme fragmentationof holdings are common (Myrdal. 1968; Ladejinsky, 1965)

publication date

  • 1988