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Economic Realities and the Future of Indian Business

Economic Realities and the Future of Indian Business Daniel Thorner (1) Party, Business, and Government FROM 1947 to 1956 there has been an uninterrupted Congress party regime at the Centre (i e, New Delhi), and in every one of the states, with the single exception of the short-lived Congress- supported Praja-Socialist cabinet of Pattom Thanu Pillai in Travancore- Cochin in 1954.

Capitalist Farming in India

Ashok Rudra (Review of Agriculture, September 27, 1969) tells us that he is more interested in the 'Red Revolution' than in the 'Green Revolution', The colour of the revolution which I have seen in one area after another of India in the 1960s is steel-grey. I call it an industrial revolution.

Predatory Capitalism in Indian Agriculture

Daniel Thorner "Welfare Capitalism" is the principal positive recommendation for agriculture offered by Gunnar Myrdal in his important treatise, "Asian Drama". Yet his own analysis of the agrarian scene in con- temporary India suggests that the type of capitalist farming most likely to spread is predatory rather than welfare-oriented. It follows logically that Indian agricultural workers can promote their own welfare best by organising themselves into powerful labour federations.

Social and Economic Studies of Dr Mann

Harold Mann's fame in agriculture and the natural sciences always overshadowed his remarkable achievements in the field of social study. He himself contributed to this process by his disarming habit of referring to his town and village studies as merely his hobby. With rare exceptions, his acquaintances in the agricultural world took those expressions at face values. Even the most summary review of his contributions to the social sciences will suggest, I believe, that his accomplishments in this field were probably are great as those which gave him an international reputation in the natural sciences.

Coastal Andhra Towards an Affluent Society

/ came back to Andhra in August 1966 for the first time since 1959. The pur post of my journey was to see how the coastal region of Andhra contrasted with the shortage areas in which I had just been travelling, namely, northern Bihar, lower Bengal and inland Orissa. About these regions where some people were eating only two meals a day and a few


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