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Accumulation and Dispossession: Communal Land in North East India

Asok Kumar Ray, Bhupen Sarmah and Gorky Chakraborty, ISBN 13: 9789350024331, Year : 2017, Rs. 1295 Rs. 1088 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


The book sketches a road map of privatisation, accumulation and dispossesion of communal land in the tribal areas of North East India from pre-colonial times to the neo-liberal era. Spread over five chapters, this study unfolds with the saga of privatisation of communal land in the backdrop of a larger theoretical and historical canvas. It deasl with the different institutional modes of privatisation, accumulation and dispossesion of communal land, the changes in land use and cropping patterns, the changes in land relations and the land-based identity of the tribal community as a result. The conclusive chapter makes a broader reflection of the grand narrative of privatisation, accumulation and dispossession of communal land in North East India.