HOBSBAWM, E.J., ed. KULA, W. MITRA, Ashok. RAJ, K.N.
Title: Peasants in History : Essays in Honour of Daniel Thorner. First Edition industjacket.
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Madras, 1980,
Seller ID: 114423
HOBSBAWM, E.J., W. KULA, Ashok MITRA, K.N. RAJ, and Ignacy SACHS. Peasants in History : Essays in Honour of Daniel Thorner. Edited by E.J. Hobsbawm, W. Kula, Ashok Mitra, K.N. Raj, and Ignacy Sachs. Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Madras : published for Sameeksha Trust by Oxford University Press, 1980. First Printing. Pp. (6),[vii]-xiii,(3),-319,(1), portrait frontispiece. 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very good in lightly nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 100.00 With a biographical essay by Fernand Braudel. Contents: Part I: The European Experience: 1. "Scottish Reformers of the Eighteenth Century and Capitalist Agriculture" (E.J. Hobsbawm); 2. "Money and the Serfs in Eighteenth Century Poland" (Witold Kula); 3. "Drink in Old Russia" (R.E.F. Smith); 4. "The Kolkhoz and the Russian Muzhik" (Moshe Lewin); 5. "Peasant Family Economy in the USSR Today" (Basile Kerblay); 6. "Measuring Peasant Capitalism: The Operationalization of Concepts of Political Economy: Russia's 1920s-India's 1970s" (Teodor Shanin). Part II: India, Indonesia, China: 7. "The Indian Village: Past and Present" (Andre Beteille); 8. "Village India and its Political Economy" (K.N. Raj); 9. "Peasant Classes in Twentieth Century Agrarian Movements in India" (Jacques Pouchedapass);10. "Whatever Happened to the Zamindars?" (Elizabeth Whitcombe); 11. "Chan ges in Land Ownership Pattern: Structural Change in Indian Agriculture" (V.S. Vyas); 12. "Famine Mortality: A Study of the Bengal Famine of 1943" (A.K. Sen); 13. "The Relevance of Chayanov's Macro Theory to the Case of Java" (Svein Aass); 14. "The People's Commune of Ma Lo" (Charles Bettelheim). Part III: Reflections on Development: 15. "Energy and the Village" (Ignacy Sachs); 16. "Agriculture and the Birth of Classical Economics: The Docteur Quesnay" (Louis Dumont); 17. "Economic Growth: Income or Welfare" (Bert F. Hoselitz); 18. "Has Land Reform Become Obsolete?" (Erich H. Jacoby). With Thorner bibliography and index at rear. "This volume in memory of Daniel Thorner brings together eighteen essays by a number of his colleagues, admirers and friends. Daniel Thorner was in the first instance a student of India, particularly of problems of rural transformation in India. The largest singlegroup of contributions therefore concerns agrarian issues in the sub-conti nent. Thorner was however far from a narrow regional specialist; he visualized the problems of economic development as of peasant agriculture. During the last decades of his life, he emerged as a major analyst of peasant economy in general and its historical processes in different countries. The papers collected here, the editors believe, will demonstrate the degree of debt owed to him by both students of agrarian problems and economic historians." - from the dustjacket.