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

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Profiles in Poverty

This study attempts to examine the relations of production and household reproduction in two distinctively different regions - wet and dry eco-types - of Tamil Nadu. Caste appears to be a major influence on landless women's participation in rice agriculture. But mainly the play of eco-types in production relation recreated landless households' human poverty. This study challenges the long-held assumption that green revolution wet areas are 'green and plentiful' and their primary producers have enough to eat.

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