EDITOR’S NOTE These abstracts are prepared by the author of each book/article sent to us voluntarily in response to our invitation through the Economic and Political Weekly. These cover publications after 1st January 1986. Only abstracts of books/articles so received are published. The index therefore is not exhaustive and complete. The limit of 250 and […]

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Higher Education in India, The Deepening Financial Crisis by J. L. Azad, Radint Publishers, New Delhi, 1988, Pp. 257, Price Rs.85/-. The book under review addresses itself to the problem of “the deepening financial crisis” facing higher education in India. Evidently in situation of acute financial stringency the issue of prioritisation, say, between different layers […]

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In this section, we shall publish brief comments on articles previously published in this Journal together with brief clarifications by the Authors. COMMENT INSTITUTIONAL CREDIT FOR AGRICULTURE IN INDIA. Rath mentions the regional disparity in crop loan disbursment disfavouring the four eastern and two central Indian states. The question arises whether this disparity is intentional […]

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The well-known proposition in the Marxian interpretation of Indian history, that the plunder of India in the second half of the eighteenth century was the hidden source of capital accumulation which made possible the Industrial Revolution in U.K., is empirically tested and shown to be untrue. From the statistics recently worked up by scholars it […]

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An attempt is made in this paper to derive estimates of potential output for the Indian economy over the period 1950.88 through the use of a locked growth model which overcomes the deficiencies of some of the conventional methodologies referred to in the literature. Along with recursive estimation techniques, the model generates an average annual […]

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The exercise in agro-climatic regional planning, initiated by the previous Planning Commission, was conceived in three steps, namely, preparation of (a)a regional profile for each one of the 15 regions into which the country was divided; (b) a preliminary strategy paper; (c) a revised strategy paper; and (d) action points and programme outline. In the […]

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When the British arrived in India, they found that a kind of banking system already existed in the country, run by banias, chettys, sahukars, etc. With the progressive take over of the internal and external trade by the Englishman, his need for a different form of banking facilities arose. The paper traces the development of […]

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