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

Land marketSubscribe to Land market

Lineage Ownership to Individual Rights

This article details the manner in which the land rights of the Kodava have changed over the past two centuries and the various implications of that. It shows how customary land rights were codified first by the Lingayat Rajas, how this codification was strengthened by the British, and the consequences of a historical transformation from common ownership in a marketless context to individual ownership in an increasingly market-dominated political economy.

Basis of China's Competitiveness

Absence of a land market, production for export, an educated labour force and a greater identification of labourers in a large number of enterprises (the township and village enterprises) with the results of their labour are some of the factors accounting for China's higher productivity and thus competitiveness in the world market.
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