The Agrarian History of Bengal and Bangladesh: A Bibliography

by David Ludden
The Agrarian History of Bengal and Bangladesh: A Bibliography
David Ludden
New York University

Adnan, Shapan. Village Studies: Bangladesh, 1840-1890. Dhaka: 1990.

Ahmad, Nafis. A New Economic Geography of Bangladesh. New Delhi: 1976.

Ahmed, Feroz. "The Structural Matrix of the Struggle in Bangladesh." In Imperial Revolution in South Asia, Editors Kathleen Gough and Hari Sharma, 419-48. New York: 1973.

Ahmed, Noazech. The Development of Agriculture in Bangladesh. Dacca: 1976.

Ahmed, Sharifuddin. "The Permanent Settlement and the Dinajpur Raj." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 41, no. 1 (1996): 55-68.

Bagchi, Amiya Kumar. "Reflections on Patterns of Regional Growth in India During the Period of British Rule." Bengal Past and Present 95, no. 1 (1976): 247-89.

Bandopadhyay, Sekhar. "Caste, Class, and Census: Aspects of Social Mobility in Bengal Under the Raj, 1872-1931." Calcutta Historical Journal 5, no. 2 (1981): 93-128.

Bandyopadhyay, Sekhar. Bengal: Communities, Development and States. New Delhi: 1994.

Banerjee, Anil Chandra. The Agrarian System of Bengal 1582-1793. Calcutta: 1980.

Bhaduri, Amit. "The Evolution of Land Relations in Eastern India Under British Rule." The Indian Economic and Social History Review 13, no. 1 (1976): 45-58.

Bhaduri, Amit. Hussain Zillur Rahman and Ann-Lisbet Arn. "Persistence and Polarisation: A Study in the Dynamics of Agrarian Contradictions." The Journal of Peasant Studies 13, no. 3 (1986): 82-89.

Bhattacharya, Jnanabrata. "An Examination of Leadership Entry in Bengal Peasant Revolts, 1937-1947." Journal of Asian Studies 37, no. 4 (1978): 611-36.

Bhattacharya, Mirmal Chandra ed. Some Bengal Villages: An Economic Survey. 1932.

Bhattacharyya, N. N. Religious Culture of North-Eastern India. Delhi: 1995.

Bose, Sugata. "The Roots of 'Communal" Violence in Rural Bengal: A Study of the Kishoreganj Riots 1930." Modern Asian Studies 16, no. 3 (1982): 463-91.

———. "Class, Nation and Religion in Peasant Politics: East Bengal From Noncooperation to Partition." Bengal Past and Present 53, no. 196-7 (1984): 15-45.

———. Agrarian Bengal: Economy, Social Structure, and Politics. Cambridge: 1986.

———. Peasant Labour and Colonial Capital: Rural Bengal Since 1770. Cambridge: 1993.

Boyce, James K. Agrarian Impasse in Bengal: Institutional Contraints to Technological Change. New York: 1987.

Calkins, Philip B. "Collecting the Revenue in Early 18thC. Bengal: Fron the Cultivator to the Zamindar." Mich State U, Asian Stud Center. S Asia Series, Occ Paper #16 " Bengal Change and Continuity: 3-30.

Chatterjee, Partha. "Agrarian Relations and Communalism in Bengal, 1926-1935." in Subaltern Studies I: Writings on South Asian History and Society, ed. Ranajit Guha, 9-38. NY: 1982.

———. Bengal 1920-1947: The Land Question. Calcutta: 1984.

Chaudhuri, Binay Bhushan. "The Process of Depeasantization in Bengal and Bihar, 1885-1947." Indian Historical Review 21, no. 1 (1975): 105-65.

———. "The Land Market in Eastern India, 1793-1940. I: The Movement of Land Prices, and II: the Changing Composition of Landed Society." IESHR 12, no. 1, 2 (1976): pp. 1-42, 133-67.

———. "Movement of Rent in Eastern India, 1793-1930." Indian Historical Review 3, no. 2 (1977): 308-90.

———. "Commercialization of Agriculture." In, History of Bangladesh, 1704-1971 Sirajul Islam, 371-427. Dhaka: 1992.

———. "Tribal Society in Transition: Eastern India 1757-1920." India's Colonial Encounter (1993): 65-120.

———. "The Process of Agricultural Commercialisation in Eastern India During British Rule:A Reconsideration of the Nations of 'Forced Commercialisation' and 'Dependent Peasantry'." In Meanings in Agriculture: Essays in South Asian History and Economics, Editor Peter Robb, 71-91. New Delhi: 1996.

Chowdhury, Jahanara Huq. "The Effect of Sedentarization on a Nomadic People." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh 41, no. 1 (1996): 69-84.

Chowdhury-Zilli, Aditi Nag. The Vagrant Peasant: Agrarian Distress and Desertion in Bengal, 1770-1830. Wiesbaden: 1984.

Datta, Rajat. "Agricultural Production, Social Participation and Domination in Late Eighteenth-Century Bengal: Towards an Alternative Explanation." The Journal of Peasant Studies 17, no. (1) (1989): pp. 68-113.

———. "Peasant Production and Agrarian Commercialism in a Rice-Growing Economy: Some Notes on a Comparative Perspective and the Case of Bengal in the Eighteenth Century." InMeanings of Agriculture: Essays in South Asian History and Economics, Editor Peter Robb, 92-131. New Delhi: 1996.

Goswami, B. B. "The Mizos in the Context of State Formation." In Tribal Polities and State Systems in Pre-Colonial Eastern and North Eastern India, Editor Surajit Sinha, 307-28. Calcutta: 1987.

Greenough, Paul R. Prosperity and Misery in Modern Bengal: The Famine of 1943-1944. New York: 1982.

Guha, Sumit. "Agrarian Bengal, 1850-1947: Issues and Problems." Studies in History 11(NS), no. 1 (1995): 119-42.

Gupta, Ranjan Kumar. The Economic Life of a Bengal District, Birhum 1770-1857. Calcutta: 1984.

Hagen, J. R. and J. F. Richards. Environmental Thresholds of Change in the Hill Areas of North-Eastern India 1910-70. 1985.

Haroon-or-Rashid. The Foreshadowing of Bangladesh. Dhaka: 1987.

Hart, Gillian. "Agrarian Structure and the State in Java and Bangladesh." Journal of Asian Studies 47, no. 2 (1988): 249-68.

Hartmann, Betsy and James Boyce. Needless Hunger: Voices From a Bangladesh Village. San Francisco, CA: 1979.

———. A Quiet Violence: View From a Bangladesh Village. London: 1983.

Hashmi, Taj ul-Islam. Peasant Utopia: The Communalization of Class Politics in East Bengal, 1920-1947. Dhaka: 1994.

Hashmi, Tajul-Islam. "The Communalisation of Class Struggle: East Bengal Peasantry, 1923-29." The Indian Economic and Social History Review 25, no. 2 (1988): 171-204.

Huq, Mazhanul. The East India Company's Land Policy and Commerce in Bengal 1698-1784. Dacca: 1964.

Huque, M. Azizul. The Man Behind the Plough. Dhaka: 1980.

Islam, M. Mufakharul. Agricultural Development in Bengal, 1920-1947: A Quantitative Study. Cambridge: 1978.

Islam, M. Sirajul. "The Bengal Peasantry in Debt, 1904-1945." Dacca University Studies 22, no. Pt. A (1974): 49-62.

Islam, Sirajul. Rural History of Bangladesh: A Source Study. Dacca: 1977.

———. Bangladesh District Records. Dacca: 1978.

———. The Permanent Settlement in Bengal: A Study of Its Operation, 1790-1819. Dacca: 1979.

———. Rent and Raiyat; Society and Economy of Eastern Bengal; 1859-1928. Dhaka: 1989.

———. "Permanent Settlement and Peasant Economy." In History of Bangladesh, 1704-1901, Editor Sirajul Islam, 246-71. Dhaka: 1992.

Islam, Sirajul. Editor. History of Bangladesh, 1704-1971. Three Volumes. Dhaka: 1997.

Jannuzi, F. Thomasson. The Agrarian Structure of Bangladesh: An Impediment to Development. Boulder: 1980.

Kamal, A. H. Ahmed. The Decline of the Muslim League and the Ascendancy of the Bureaucracy in East Pakistan. Unpublished PhD dissertation: 1989.

Kawai, Akinobu. 'Landlords' and Imperial Rule: Change in Agrarian Bengal Society , 1885-1940. 2 Vols. Tokyo.

Khan, Akbar Ali. Discovery of Bangladesh: Explorations into Dynamics of a Hidden Nation. Dhaka: 1996.

Khan, Muin-ud-din Ahmad. History of the Fara'Idi Movement in Bengal (1818-1906). Karachi: 1965.

Mazumdar, Asok. Peasant Protest in Indian Politics: Tebhaga Movement in Bengal. New Delhi: 1993.

McLane, John R. "The Decision to Partition Bengal in 1905." Indian Economic and Social History Review 2, no. 3 (1966): 221-37.

———. "Calcutta and the Mofussilization of Bengali Politics." in Urban Bengal, editor Richard Park1969.

———. "Revenue Farming and the Zamindari System in EighteenthCentury Bengal." Land Tenure and Peasant in South Asia, Editor R. E. Frykenberg, 19-36. Delhi: 1977.

———. Land and Local Kingship in Eighteenth-Century Bengal. Cambridge: 1993.

Mukerjee, Radhakamal. The Changing Face of Bengal: A Study in Riverine Economy. Calcutta.

Mukerji, Karunamoy. "Land Transfers in Birbhum, 1928-1955: Some Implications of the Bengal Tenancy Act, 1855." Indian Economic and Social History Review 8, no. 3 (1971): 241-63.

Mukherjee, Nilmani. A Bengal Zamindar: Jaykrishna Mukherjee of Uttarpara and His Times, 1808-1888. Calcutta: 1975.

Mukherjee, Ramkrishna. "The Social Background of Bangladesh." In Imperialism and Revolution in South Asia, Editors Kathleen Gough and Hari Sharma, 399-418. New York: 1973.

Nyrop, Richard F. et al. Area Handbook for Bangladesh. Washington, D.C.: 1975.

Palit, Chittabrata. Tensions in Bengal Rural Society: Landlords, Planters, and Colonial Rule, 1830-1860. Calcutta: 1975.

Panda, Chitta. The Decline of the Bengal Zamindars: Mindapore, 1870-1920. Delhi: 1997.

Poffenberger, Mark. "The Resurgence of Community Forest Management in the Jungle Mahals of West Bengal." In Nature, Culture, Imperialism: Essays on the Environmental History of South Asia, Editors David and Ramachandra Guha Arnold, 336-69Oxford University PRess.

Prakash, Gyan. "Becoming a Bhuinya: Oral Traditions and Contested Domination in Eastern India." in Contesting Power: Resistance and Everyday Social Relations in South Asia, eds Douglas Haynes and Gyan Prakash. Delhi: 1991.

Rahman, Atiur. Peasants and Classes: A Study in Differentiation in Bangladesh. London: 1986.

Rahman, Pk. Md. Motiur and Huda S. "Decomposition of Income Inequality in Rural Bangladesh." Modern Asian Studies 26, no. 1 (1992): 83-94.

Rashid, Haroun Er. Geography of Bangladesh. Dhaka: 1977.

Ray, Rajat and Ratna. "Zamindars and Jotedars: A Study of Rural Politics in Bengal." MAS IX, no. 1 (1975): 81-102.

Ray, Rajat and Ratnalekha Ray. "The Dynamics of Continuity in Rural Bengal Under the British Imperium: A Study of Quasi-Stable Equilibrium in Under Developed Societies in a Changing World." Indian Economic and Social History Review 10, no. 2 (1973): pp. 103-29.

Ray, Rajat Kanta. "Colonial Penetration and the Initial Resistance: The Mughal Ruling Class, the English East India and the Struggle for Bengal 1756-1800." Indian Historical Review 12, no. (1-2) (1985-1986): pp. 1-105.

Ray, Ratnalekha. "The Bengal Zamindars: Local Magnates and the State Before the Permanent Settlement." Indian Economic and Social History Review 12, no. 3 (1975): 263-92.

———. Change in Bengal Agrarian Society, 1760-1850. New Delhi: 1979.

Raychaudhuri, Tapan. "Permanent Settlement in Operation: Bakarganj District, East Bengal." in Land Control and Social Structure , editor R. E. Frykenberg, 163-741969.

Robb, Peter. "In Search of Dominant Peasants: Notes on the Implementation in Bihar of the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885." in Arrested Development in India: The Historical Dimension, editor Clive Dewey, 188-222. Riverdale, Maryland: 1988.

Rudra, Ashok. "Local Power and Farm-Level Decision Making." in Agrarian Power and Agricultural Productivity in South Asia, ed S. H. Rudolph and Ashok Rudra M.Desai, 251-80. Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1984.

Sanyal, Hitesranjan. "Social Aspects of Temple Building in Bengal: 1600 to 1900 A.D." Man in India (Ranchi) 48 (1968): 201-24.

———. "Continuities of Social Mobility in Traditional and Modern Indian Society: Two Case Studies of Caste Mobility in Bengal." Journal of Asian Studies (1971).

———. "Mallabhum." In Tribal Polities and State Systems in Pre-Colonial Eastern and North Eastern India, Editor Surajit Sinha, 73-142. Calcutta: 1987.

Sengupta, Kalyan Kumar. "Agrarian Disturbances in 19th Century Bengal." IESHR VIII, no. 2 (1971): 192-212.

———. "Violence In Rural Bengal: Zamindars and Peasants, 1859-1947." Bengal Past and Present 102, no. (2) (1983): pp. 12-22.

———. "Peasant and Tribal Movements in Eastern India in the Second Half of the 19th Century: Some Conceptual Problems." In The Imperial Embrace: Society and Polity Under the Raj, Editor Ranjit Kumar Roy, 15-32. Calcutta: 1993.

Singh, K. S. "Chhotanagpur Raj: Mythology, Structure and Ramifications." In Tribal Polities and State Systems in Pre-Colonial Eastern and North Eastern India, Editor Surajit Sinha, 51-72. Calcutta: 1987.

Sinha, Sukumar and Himadri Banerjee editors. Bankura District Letters Issued 1802-1869. Calcutta: 1994.

Sinha, Surajit. Tribal Polities and State Systems in Pre-Colonial Eastern and North Eastern India. Calcutta: 1987.

Sivaramakrishnan, K. "A Limited Forest Conservancy in Southwest Bengal, 1864-1912." Journal of Asian Studies 56, no. 1 (1997): 75-112.

Stokes, Eric. "Dynamism and Enervation in North Indian Agriculture: The Historical Dimension." Bengal Past and Present 95, no. 1 (1976): 227-39.

Taniguchi, Shinkichi. "The Patni System--A Modern Origin of the "Subinfeudation" of Bengal in the 19th Century." Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics 22, no. 1 (1981): 32-60.

Westergaard, Kirsten. State and Rural Society in Bangladesh: A Study in Relationships. London and Malmo: 1985.

Wood, Geoffrey. "Rural Class Formation in Bangladesh, 1940-1980." Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 13, no. 4 (1981): 2-15.

Zaidi, A. Moin ed. A Tryst With Destiny: A Study of Economic Policy Resolutions of the INC Passeed During the Last 100 Years. New Delhi: 1985.

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