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More on West Bengal Tenancy Reforms

More on West Bengal Tenancy Reforms Ratan Khasnabis IN his paper 'Sharecropping in West Bengal: From Independence to Operation Bagra' [1], Biplab Dasgupta examines some of the criticisms on the tenancy reform measures of the Left Front government which I raised in an earlier paper [2]. Dasgupta comments thay my 'criticism reveals a complete lack of understanding of what the Left Front government was seeking to achieve through these land reform measures' (I, P A-87). According to Dasgupta, this 'lack of understanding' originates in our failure to appreciate that the Left Front is not aiming at abolition of tenancy; it is aiming at the limited goal of recording the tenancy right of the bargadars.

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