Small farmers and the landless in South Asia by Inderjit Singh

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  • South Asia.


  • Farms, Small -- South Asia,
  • Peasantry -- South Asia,
  • Agricultural laborers -- South Asia,
  • Land reform -- South Asia

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Statementprepared by Inderjit Singh.
SeriesWorld Bank staff working paper ;, no. 320
LC ClassificationsHD1476.S54 S55 1979
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 194 p. :
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2791755M
LC Control Number83219608

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