Jute in the agrarian history of Bengal, 1870-1914: a study in primary production

Ali, Muhammad Wazed (1975) Jute in the agrarian history of Bengal, 1870-1914: a study in primary production. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The present study examines the development of jute cultivation in Bengal between 1870 and 1914 and the various issues related to it. The rapid growth of world demand for jute in the latter part of the nineteenth century presented a widespread challenge to the Bengal countryside which possessed a near monopoly in jute cultivation. The first issue was how effectively the peasant small-holders could respond to the increased demand. Jute cultivation also produced problems of availability of land, labour, capital, transport and marketing facilities. It raised the question, too, of how benefits from cash crop cultivation were shared between production and distribution sectors in British India.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Checkland, Prof. S.G. [Advisor]
Date of Award: 1975
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1975-40987
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2019 16:54
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2019 16:54
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/40987

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