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    Pushpendra is Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Development Practice and Research, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Author's Articles

  • Migration and the Making of a Village

    The paper tries to bust the myth that only cities are made by migrants. Based on the author’s fieldwork in a village in Bihar, it shows how migration has also been crucial to the making of the village, and how the historical conditions and processes of the making of the village influenced, and continue to influence even today, the sense of home and belonging. A great deal of focus is on land, the most important resource from the point of view of both the living and the leaving, for early residents as well as late ‘settlers’.

  • Agrarian Transition and Migration in a Village of Bihar

    This paper tries to understand the relation between agrarian transition and migration in rural areas of Bihar by collecting and analysing data from a village. The basic research questions are: What is the status of small peasant proprietor holdings and growth of capitalism in agriculture? To what extent has the free wage labour