Index
AAO. See Agriculture Department, assistant
agricultural officers
Abortion: sex-selective, 162
"Acts of God;' 113. See also Natural disasters
Adivasi (tribal indigenes), 147, 151-158, 160,
163-164,166-167, 168n I, 169n 13
ADO. See Agriculture Department, agricultural
development officers
Afforestation, 44, 192
Agn'ans (community leaders), 237
Agrarian: history, 3, 15, u6, 260; politicS, 14;
"question:'
217;
studies,
4, 6., 16, 217
Agrarian environments,
I, 2,
3,6,
II-I2,
18-
19,86,107, r09, 147, 161, 218,243,251,253,
255,259,263,269; cultural construction of,
258; transformation of, 87, 257, 263
Agriculture: change in, 219-221, 233, 241;
development, 47, 54, 65, II5, 117-118, 123,
125; dry-season, 165-166; expansion, 48,
55,57,60-61,65, 67n 10, 68, 262-263; field
agents, 17, 97-105; humoral, 102; intensifi-
cation,
48, 60, 161, H)S, 205, 216, 260-261;
mechanization, 239-24°; and political
stability, 33;
ram,
164; rain-fed, 178-179;
reliance on, 161-162; research stations, 96;
revenues from, 29; scientific, 123; shift-
ing, 235; Swidden, 136; and trade, 28, 96;
"traditional," 92
Agriculture Department, 87-105; assistant
agricultural officers (AAOS), 88, 98-104;
agricultural development officers (ADOS),
88; local officials, 87-105
Agro-ecology, 218
Agro-food geographers, 216, 232
Agroforestry, 5
Agronomy, 94, 101, 103
Agro-pastoralism, 69, 191-192, 197-198, 212
Aid,
III-1I2, II4, Il6-I17, 1I9, 122, 126,
130n 20, 200, 251; international, 14, 1I6, 120
All-India Congress Committee, 258
American Dust Bowl, 77
Andra Pradesh, 126
Astha, 225, 240
Authenticity, 149, 151, 183
Bankhali, 177-178,181
Bengal, IIO-III, U6-II7
Bhil (tribal), 200, 2IO
Bhumihars, 151-167; social dominance of, 153;
women, 155, 162, 164
Bihar government,
Is8
Biodiversity: attempts to preserve, 9
Bithiya, '52-153
Bride price, 54,
65
British: Crown, 27, 30,
32;
Imperial adminis-
tration, 27; Parliament, 27,
32,
34, 39,
41;
rule in India, 3, 24, 26-27, 32, 41, 44, 47,
52-53,80, III, II4-II5,
II
7-11
9,
233, 256,
267-270
British East India Company, 26-40, 45, 257;
Boundary Commission, 39; as Indian
monarch, 31
Bullion, 3 I, 34
Bureaucracy, 54, 89, 93-94, 97-99, 159, 176,
183,185,209-210,257,270,273; hierarchy
ot~
87
Capitalism, 14, 23, 191, 198, 213, 217, 218, 233,
252-253
Cash, 203; introduction of, 54, 65
Caste, 18, 19, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 67n 7, 124,
134,136,139,141,147-168,172,175,182-
183,185, 186-187, 189, 191, 193, 196-197,
199-200, 202, 219, 222, 234, 236, 244,
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