ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Relations of Production in Pre-Colonial India

Sumita Chatterjee Ashok Rudra Relations of production is a Marxian concept defined as the relations obtaining between different human agents around the act of production. Most of our historical sources on relations of production are related not to the act of production but to the act of revenue collection. As a result, we know a great deal about the complicated ramifications of the complex and ladder-like network mechanism of revenue collection. Our economic history is, therefore, very largely a history of revenue systems and not of production relations.

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