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Rethinking Agricultural Revolutions

Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India by Richa Kumar, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016; pp xiii + 398; ₹875.

In 1970, agricultural economist Martin Abel laid out in his article titled “Agriculture in India in the 1970s” a predictive account of what Indian agriculture might become in the next decade, offering a set of contingent possibilities in the context of the new agricultural strategy (Abel 1970). Abel was among the most sensitive foreign students of Indian agriculture. A veteran of the United States Department of Agriculture, he had helped launch that country’s federal food stamp programme before being deputed to New Delhi at the request of the embassy, and charged with assessing India’s prospects for agricultural growth.

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Updated On : 12th Sep, 2017

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