Green revolution : agricultural and social change in a north Indian village. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; no. 85

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dc.contributor.author Freed, Stanley A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Freed, Ruth S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-05T21:22:08Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-05T21:22:08Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/311
dc.description xv, 296 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-286) and index. en_US
dc.description.abstract "In the mid-1960s, rural India passed through a period of rapid technological and social change known as the Green Revolution. It was the transition from basically subsistence peasant farming at a low technological level to expensive commercial farming with modern technology. Five major sociotechnological innovations were basic to the Green Revolution: the development of high-yielding varieties of food grains, especially wheat and rice; land consolidation; private tubewell irrigation; mechanization; and the use of factory fertilizers and pesticides. New sources of energy, electricity and the internal combustion engine, which replaced bullock power, and the financial infrastructure that enabled farmers to buy the new equipment--tractors, tubewells, and threshers--represented a fundamental change. If the Green Revolution is taken in its broadest sense to include much higher educational levels and new employment opportunities in modern occupations, then the economy of Shanti Nagar, whose principal component is still agriculture, has been transformed. This work is the 11th in a series of monographs, all published in the Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, devoted to the description and analysis of life in Shanti Nagar (a pseudonym), a village in the Union Territory of Delhi. Our research is based on holistic fieldwork carried out in the village in 1957-1959 and 1977-1978, dates which make it possible to compare the village just before and after the Green Revolution. The most visible results of the Green Revolution were substantially increased production of the new high-yielding varieties of grain and increased prosperity for farmers, and indeed for almost all villagers. Because of the Green Revolution and associated developments in education and employment, the villagers of Shanti Nagar now lead a modern style of rural life supplemented by urban employment. These changes have also had the effect of enhancing equality, one of India's greatly desired social goals"--T.p. verso. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 85 en_US
dc.subject.lcc GN2 .A27 no.85, 2002 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Green Revolution -- India -- Delhi (Union Territory) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- India -- Delhi (Union Territory) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture -- Social aspects -- India -- Delhi (Union Territory) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Villages -- India -- Delhi (Union Territory) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural innovations -- India -- Delhi (Union Territory) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Delhi (India : Union Territory) -- Social conditions -- 1947- en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Delhi (India : Union Territory) -- Rural conditions. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh India -- Social conditions -- 1947- en_US
dc.subject.lcsh India -- Rural conditions. en_US
dc.title Green revolution : agricultural and social change in a north Indian village. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; no. 85 en_US
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    The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Several illustrious anthropologists published their work in the Anthropological Papers, as well as many past and present curators of the AMNH Division of Anthropology. Prior to 1930, large special reports were published in the Memoirs.

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