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The Political Economy of Indigo farming in India and Champaran Satyagraha

Singh, Bhanu Pratap (2017): The Political Economy of Indigo farming in India and Champaran Satyagraha. Published in: In Book: Champaran Satyagraha: A Socio-Political Cruciable No. ISBN 978-81-8329-859-9 (2017): pp. 197-207.

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Abstract

The study examines the political economy of indigo farming in Champaran, British India. The nexus of Zamindars and planters gave birth to the draconian law of Teenkathiya settlement. Falling returns on natural indigo and tuff competition from synthetic indigo made peasants more vulnerable. Gandhi Satyagraha, the abolition of Teenkathiya settlement and socio-political impact of the movement is also analysed in the study.

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