International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part L (2017)
India and the agrarian question: Resolved or not?
The ‘agrarian question’, according to Marxism, ascribes to a collection of interconnected issues, essentially, the role of peasantry in production under capitalism, the institution of capitalism in agriculture, the importance of agriculture in industrialization and the battle against capitalism by paltry capitalists. In my personal opinion the agrarian question in the context of India has been partly resolved. Capitalist relations in agriculture has freed peasantry, encouraged private investment, improved productivity. However, the new agriculture strategy marked shift from the Junker route to American route of capitalism, thus benefitting a small privileged class at the expense of impoverished masses. Although liberalization did partially solve the question of a small market and access to capital, but the industrial base still remains weak to absorb the ‘free’ peasantry looking for opportunities outside the agriculture.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Reeta Gupta. India and the agrarian question: Resolved or not?. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(1):1018-1021.