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POPULATION TRANSITIONS: STUDIES IN DEMOGRAPHIC VARIETY N. Krishnaji, CDS Monograph Series, 2010, pp 86, Paperback, Rs. 90, US$10.

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Essay 1
Poverty and Household size: Facts and Statistical Artefacts

Essay 2
Fertility Transition in India: Development and diffusion

Essay 3
Public Health Priorities in India: Insights from Changing Patterns of Death by Region, Gender and Age

Essay 4
Population Pressure and Labour Intensification: An Indian Historical Perspective.

Demographic variety across time and space leads naturally to the study of interregional variations – all too evident in India, with persistent backwardness of different kinds in some regions co-existing with regions that visibly progress in many ways. An identification of factors that underlie inter-regional variations in demographic parameters can provide useful generalizations within universes smaller than the global one presumably suggested by the theory of demographic transition. Apart from spatial variation, there are other forms of cross-sectional differences; across communities (such as those defined by religion), classes (such as the rich and the poor) and so on. Numerous studies, cast in analytical frameworks that modify or clearly depart from the classic Western-European model of demographic transition, have already provided us with clues about such differences; the studies in this monograph supplement these efforts to understand population transitions in India.

‘KULASTHREEYUM’ ‘CHANTHAPPENNUM’ UNDAAYATHENGANE? (Malayalam)
History/Gender Studies
J.Devika, Centre for Development Studies, pp.252,Rs.200.

Chanthappennum Undaayathengane traces the history of gender relations in Kerala from the 19th century. It is an introductory volume on the subject meant for junior students and non-specialist readers in Malayalam. Essentially an outcome of a small-grant project supported by the SRTT, Mumbai and the Higher Education Cell, CSCS, Bangalore through which a transdisciplinary methodology of text-production was evolved, it sought to closely involve potential readers in the writing of the book. It also makes use of art as a medium of communication. CDS has used a Creative Commons License for this publication, and it is freely downloadable. Click here for read/ download the book

TALES OF RICE : KUTTANAD, SOUTHWEST INDIA
K.T. Rammohan, CDS Monograph Series, pp 96, Rs. 150/ US $ 18

Contents:

Preface

World-flows of Rice ” Feeding an Export-production Machine ” “The Miracle of the Rice-fields” “The State, Caste, and Class in Reclamation” Layers of the Reclamation Economy ” Producing Rice ” Distributing Caste and Class in Space ” Brahmin as a Usurer ” The Rumble of the Engine- Geographies of Defience – Nether Economies – Possible Futures of Economic History

Notes
References
Interviews

This monograph advances a new framework of writing economic history. Most of the current writing on the economic past focuses on the trajectory of large, national and regional economies and disregard the human agencies that shape the economic processes. To bring the human agency into the economic narrative, the monograph argues for a transdisciplinary framework that explores the traces: observing micro regions, actors, processes relationships, technologies, ideas and commodities; tracking their passage through time.The feasibility of the framework is demonstrated through a study of the rice lands of Kuttanad in the former princely state of Travancore on India’s southwest coast, from around the mid -19th century to World War II. The study situates the emergence of Kuttanad within the capitalist world-economy and explores the traces in its making by detailing the ecology, ethnography, and cultural geography of rice production. This also takes the inquiry to reclaiming traces within traces: the nether economies of piracy and theft and the technology of human sacrifice.

WATER RESOURCES OF KERALA: ISSUES AND CASE STUDIES
K.N. Nair and Srikumar Chattopadhyay, CDS/KRPLLD
pp.125 Price Rs 160, $ 18

Contents:

Chapter 1 Land and Water in Kerala
Chapter 2 Drinking Water and Irrigation
Chapter 3 Status of Water Ecosystem
Chapter 4 Water Quality
Chapter 5 Water Harvesting and Watershed Management
Chapter 6 Conclusion

Annexures: Case Studies
The book endeavors to provide the profiles of the diverse water related micro-level problems which Kerala encounters at present, as brought out by these studies which are presented under the subject are as such as: drinking water and irrigation, water management, water harvesting and area management, environmental problems, bio-diversity loss and eco-restoration, river systems and groundwater tables.

BIODIVERSITY, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
J Hans B Opschoor, CDS Public Lecture Series, pp.44 Price Rs 100

Contents:
1. Culture, Environment, Values
2. Biodiversity and Functions of Nature
3. Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Dialogue
4. Biodiversity-related Issues in Ecological Economics
5. Concluding Remarks, Policy Implications

KERALA’S GULF CONNECTION : CDS STUDIES ON INTERNATIONAL LABOUR MIGRATION FROM
KERALA STATE IN INDIA
K.C.Zachariah, K.P.Kannan, S.Irudaya Rajan (eds) Centre for Development Studies.2002.
pp.230, Paperback Rs.250 / $ 25

Contents:

List of Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgement
1. Introduction
K.C.Zachariah and K.P.Kannan
2. Migration Patterns and their Socio-economics
K.C.Zachariah, E.T.Mathew and S. Irudaya Rajan
3. Consequences of Migration: Socio-economic and Demographic Dimensions
K.C.Zachariah, E.T.Mathew and S. Irudaya Rajan
4. Returning Home: Problems and Potentialities
K.C.Zachariah, P.R.Gopinathan Nair and S. Irudaya Rajan
5. Working in Gulf: Employment, Wages and Working Conditions
K.C.Zachariah, B.A.Prakash and S. Irudaya Rajan
6. Kerala’s Gulf Connection: Remittances and their Macroeconomic Impact
K.P.Kannan and K.S.Hari
Migration has been the single most dynamic factor in the otherwise dreary employment scenario of the socially well-developed State of Kerala in India in the last quarter of the twentieth century.
Kerala approached the end of the millennium with a little cheer in many people’s homes, a major contributing factor for which has been migration.
In recent times, migration has contributed more to poverty alleviation in Kerala than any other factor, including agrarian reforms, trade union activities and social welfare legislation.

PLIGHT OF THE POWER SECTOR IN INDIA : INEFFICIENCY, REFORM AND POLITICAL ECONOMY
K.P.Kannan and N. Vijayamohanan Pillai, Centre for Development Studies.2002.
pp.490, Paperback Rs.400 / $ 40

Contents:

List of Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgement

Part I : National Scenario

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 SEBs and their Saga of Inefficiency: Physical Performance
Chapter 3 SEBs and their Saga of Inefficiency: Financial Performance

Part II : Power Sector in Kerala – A Diagnostic Analysis

Chapter 4 Electricity Demand Analysis and Forecasting
Chapter 5 Time and Cost overruns of the Power Projects in Kerala
Chapter 6 T and D Loss in Kerala Power System
Chapter 7 Pricing of Electricity – Theory and Practice and Some Exercises for the Kerala System

Part III : The Surge of Reforms

Chapter 8 Experiences from Abroad
Chapter 9 Reforms in the Power Sector in India

Part IV : The Political Economy

Chapter 10 The political Economy of Public Utilities: A Study of the Indian Power Sector
Chapter 11 Conclusion

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

This study examines three aspects of the power sector in India: the operational inefficiency in the State Electricity Boards, the consequent reform drives and the political economy involved in these two aspects.

It is argued that the present system predicament is due to problems, which are just internal to the system. This then implies that there do remain sufficient quarters for remedial exercises, meant to remove the problems that stand in the way of SEBs’ improved performance.

PERFORMANCE OF INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PUMP MANUFACTURING CLUSTER IN COIMBATORE (TAMIL NADU) & RUBBER FOOTWEAR CLUSTER IN KOTTAYAM (KERALA)
P.Mohanan Pillai, CDS, 2001, pp 158 , Rs. 175/ US$18

Contents:

Introduction
Part A. Pump Manufacturing Industry

Growth Profile of Pump manufacturing Industry
Inter-Firm Linkages
Impact of Local Linkages
Some Aspects of Forward Linkages
Conclusion
Part B. Rubber Footwear Industry

Rubber Footwear Industry in Kottayam
Technology Acquisition and Development
Commercial Links
Impact of Local Institutions
Conclusion
Part C. Comparision of Clusters and the Major Lessons

Comparative Profile of the Two Clusters and Major Lessons
Glossary
Author Index
Subject Index

The study has brought out interesting insights into the similarities between the two clusters. The forces that sustain them are different. For example the Coimbatore cluster has grown in response to the macro-economic policy of import substitution and its reversal has made the cluster vulnerable to exogenous shocks arising from liberalization. In the Kottayam cluster constrains have arisen from low levels of specialization and inadequate cooperation. The experience of these throw up several questions regarding strengths and weakness of clusters as a major source for industrial growth.

POVERTY, UNEMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY : A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED ISSUES WITH REFERENCE TO KERALA
United Nations, 2000 (reprint), pp.235 (available for sale in India only), Rs. 275

Contents:

Introduction and Summary

Poverty and Food Intake
Trends in the availability of Food
Nutritional Norms and magnitude of under-nutrition
Public Distribution of Food
Land Reforms and their effect on distribution of Income from Land
Population Growth & Unemployment
Trends in Wage rates
Public Works Programmes
Structure of Education and the market for the Educated
Health Indicators and Demographic Trends
Conclusions
Annexes

Food Balance-sheets (Kerala)
A Calorie Norm for Kerala
Results of a Diet Survey
The One-Lakh Houses Scheme
Alternative Building Technology for low cost Housing
Guidelines to financing of the schemes under the proposed Labour-cum- Development Bank
A Survey of the Educated Unemployed
The study begins with an analysis of food consumption in the state. It goes on to examine trends in availability of food and whether there has been improvements in the levels of nutrition. It gives a broad outline of the history of land reforms in Kerala and attempts an evaluation of its impact on distribution of income from land and also on factors that are likely to have influenced income disparities. In addition to this questions relating to wage rate and quantum of employment, evaluation of public works programmes, alternatives in building technology, role of education, demographic trends and health indicators are also examined

LAND RELATIONS AND AGRARIAN DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA:A COMPARATIVE HISTORICAL STUDY OF REGIONAL VARIATIONS
Sakti Padhi CDS,1999, pp 335, Hardcover Rs.425 / $48

Contents:

A Note on methodology and the need for a Agrarian Change
Alternative Theoretical Categories
Temporary Zamindari Settlements andits immediate Consequences
Dual land Market
Land Market and the structure of Tenancy Relations
Relative Profitability of ‘Rent ownership’ and direct Cultivation
Land Relations And the Credit Market
The pre colonial Agrarian Socio-economic Structure in Sambalpur:Towards a Reconstruction
Agrarian Social and Economic Changes in Sambalpur under Colonial Rule
Emerging Contrasts in Land Relations and Agrarian Development between Cuttack and Sambalpur
Contrasts in Agrarian Socio-economic Structure and Agrarian development between Cuttack and Sambalpur
in the Post-Colonial Period
Hisrorical Paths of Capitalist Development in Agriculture: Some General Implications in Indian Context
This book deals with the evolution of land relations, how regional variations in the latter might have come about and the implication of such variations for agrarian development. The above themes are treated through a comparative study of two districts in Orissa over a long period of historical time. In the process, the study critically examines how far different conceptual categories of agrarian systems may be used to characterise the empirically observed agrarian structures in the chosen region of study. This aspect of the study raises questions which have relevance for India as a whole; in particular, the significances of various historical specificities of the Indian agrarian socio- economic structure and the `agrarian question’ based thereon.

Thus, this book should be of interest not only to economic historians and political and agricultural economists, but to rural and political sociologists as well.

AGRARIAN TRANSITION UNDER COLONIALISM:STUDY OF A SEMIARID REGION OF ANDHRA, C.1860-1900
GN Rao CDS,1999 pp133, paperback Rs.170 / $19

Contents:

Introduction
Subsistence Agriculture in Transition
Rail Transport, Famine and Agriculture
Rail-borne Trade of Cuddapah
Summary and Conclusion
The monograph analyses transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture in a semi-arid region of Andhra during the second half of the nineteenth century. The analysis is carried out in an overall ambience of colonial policies and their impact on agriculture. Its special focus is on the much debated issue of the impact of railways on Indian agriculture. The study raises several questions on the validity and relevance of inferences based on analyses of data on changes in the cropping pattern at `macro’ levels of the Presidencies. It vigorously pleads for the need to carry out `micro’ level studies to capture the insights and nuances of the problem. In the process the study raises several analytical issues related to (i) agrarian response to the market stimulus offered by railways in India, (ii) the economic calculus of farmers in a semi-arid region on maintaining a balance between the absolute need for having assured food and fodder supplies and the urge to take advantage of the opportunities thrown up by the commodity markets, (iii) the impact of the devastating famine of 1876-78 on agrarian expansion in general and cotton cultivation in particular and (iv) growth of commodity markets in the post-railway period and the composition and direction of rail-borne trade.

LIMITS TO KERALA MODEL OF DEVELOPMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF FISCAL CRISIS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS
K K George, CDS. 1999 (2nd edition) pp 128, Paperback Rs.160/$18

Contents:

Introduction
Nature and Dimensions of the Fiscal Crisis
Limits to Resource Mobilisation
Central Transters and the Fiscal Crisis
Pattern of Kerala’s Public Expenditure
Fiscal Crisis and the State’s Development Crisis
Kerala Model: Fiscal Implications and Development Options
Conclusion
The Kerala Model of development has been receiving favourable attention, both national and international. But within the state, doubts regarding the sustainability of the model are being aired increasingly in the wake of Kerala’s acute fiscal and economic crisis. The present study is an attempt to examine the structural and systemic relationship between the Kerala Model and the State’s fiscal crisis. The study also discusses the implications of the fiscal crisis for the State’s development process.

DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION IN KERALA IN THE 1980S
K C Zachariah, S Irudaya Rajan, P S Sarma, K Navaneetham, P S Gopinathan Nair & U S Mishra, CDS. 1999 (2nd Edition) pp 305.paperback Rs.250/$28

Contents:

Introduction
Geographic, Socio-economic and Demographic Background.
Fertility
Family Planning
Nuptiality
Derived familoy size
Gender Performance
Infant and Child Mortality: Socio economic Aspects
Maternal and Child Immunization
Inter-District Differences: An Evaluation.
This book looks into the spectacular fertility and mortality decline during the decades 1968-78 and 1978-88 and explains this in terms of policies and programmes followed by the successive governments. It also analyses whether Kerala’s fertility and mortality transition has any relevance for other states for their population programmes.

PROPERTY RIGHTS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE: CRAFTING AN INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR GLOBAL MARINE FISHERIES
John Kurien CDS& SIFFS,1998. pp 56, Paperback Rs.50 / $10 (No Stock) For Pdf Version

Contents:

The Contours of Property Right Regimes.
Specifics about Fishery Resourses.
The Evolving Rights over Ocean Space.
Crafting a Framework for Management and Governance.
This study attempts, to examine how the nature of property right regimes have a bearing on the management and governance of natural resources. To examine this interrelationship the study considers the particular case of global marine fisheries in its entirely — at the global, national and local levels. In the broad spectrum of natural resources, the living resources of the oceans are a class apart. They posses several characteristics — their fugitive nature and invisibility, to name but two — which distinguish them from terrestrial ones. Keeping in mind these and other specifics, the study sketches out the evolution of property rights over the seas and oceans. It then proceeds to suggest a new framework of property rights which is most appropriate for the management and governance of marine fisheries. At the local level the focus on the situation of the “ecosystem people” in marine fisheries. There are the millions of individuals living in coastal communities, undertaking fishing largely in pursuit of a livelihood, with little other alternatives. Private property, state property and common property are the three most commonly discussed property right regimes. This study proposes a fourth — the community property regime — for local level management of fishery resources by ecosystem people. The focus of the study is to spell out a multi-level framework of property rights which is practical to implement rather than the most ideal to be achieved. Being the International Year of the Oceans, this study is a small contribution to the debate as to how the present generation, by crafting new and innovative institutions, can leave behind for future generations a more bountiful ocean full of fish.

INDUSTRIALISATION IN KERALA: STATUS OF CURRENT RESEARCH AND FUTURE ISSUES.
P Mohanan Pillai & N Shanta, CDS. 1997. pp 74, Paperback Rs.110 / $12

Contents:

Introduction.
Review of Historical Studies.
Traditional Industries.
The Modern Large and Medium Scale Industries.
The Small Scale Sector. 6. On Structure and Performance.
Emerging Issues for Further Research.
Bibliography. Appendix.
This study looks at the status of current research on industrialisation in Kerala. In this process, it brings out the historical roots of industrialisation in Kerala, various aspects of its growth, its peculiarities and limitations. The pattern of industrialisation is examined through a sector-wise approach. On the basis of this overview, the gaps in the literature and the emerging areas for research are spelled out.

HEALTH, INEQUALITY AND WELFARE ECONOMICS. Amartya Sen, CDS. 1996. pp.26, Paperback Rs.70b / $10

Contents:

Poverty and Public Policy
Welfare Economics and Levels of Living.
Informational Search and Use.
Health, Reporting and Assessment.1
Comparative Morbidity Rates.
Positional Objectivity and Observational Biases.
Learning from Kerala without Taking It to be a Model.
Quality of Life and Equity.
A Concluding Remark. 10. References.
CDS M.PHIL THESES (1975/76-1989/90): A REVIEW VOL.1
G N Rao, CDS. 1996. pp 162, Paperback Rs.155/$18

Contents:

Introduction.
Macro Economic Issues.
Economic Policy
Banking and Finance
Industry.
Agriculture.
Dairy Farming.
Fisheries: Kerala.
Forestry.
Infrastructure.
Energy.
Social Sector.
Population and Labour.
Economic Legislation: Kerala.
Consumption Studies: Kerala.
Regional Planning.
Poverty Alleviation Programmes.
Tribal Economy: Kerala.
Economic History.
External Sector.
An M.Phil Programme in Applied Economics, affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru University, has been underway at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram ever since 1975. The programme was designed to provide a broad-based understanding of the Indian economic problems as well as an adequate analytical basis for research in applied economics. As part-fulfilment of the requirements of the M.Phil Degree, the students submit their dissertations. Thus, over time a number of M.Phil theses have been completed at the Centre. The quality of these theses is generally rated high and academic community at large has been expressing its appreciation of the same.

Under its Publication Programme, the Centre has so far brought out a few M.Phil theses in the form of Occasional PapeRs.But as the output is large, publication of all the good theses became a difficult proposition in terms of finance and time. Hence, it was decided that as a supplement to that effort, abstracts of all the M.Phil theses completed during the second decade of the Centre i.e., from 1981 to 1990 may be compiled and edited in a volume. Such a volume, it is hoped, would not only indicate the range of research themes undertaken, hypotheses verified and broad contours of the research findings obtained by young researchers, but also help find out the gaps in the state of knowledge so as to identify areas of potential research. The Centre has assigned me the task of co- ordinating this activity by seeking the assistance from the Ph.D scholars.

CDS M.PHIL THESES (1990/91-1993/94): A REVIEW VOL.II. T T Sreekumar, CDS. 1996. pp. 99, Paperback Rs.120 / $14

Contents:

Introduction
Macro Economic Issues
Banking and Finance.
Industry.
Agriculture
Dairy Farming: Kerala
Sericulture: Kerala
Forestry: Gujarat.
Infrastructure: Kerala.
Energy.
Environmental Studies.
Gender Studies.
Social Sector
Population and Labour
Tribal Economy.
Economic History: Kerala
External Sector.
Volume 2 of the CDS M.Phil Abstracts is conceived as a sequel to Volume 1 reviewed and compiled by G.N. Rao which contains the abstracts of 119 dissertation submitted during the period 1975-76 to 1989-90. The present volume provides the abstracts of 55 dissertations submitted by the subsequent batches till 1993-94.

TRENDS IN AGRICULTURAL WAGES IN KERALA 1960-1990.
A A Baby, CDS. 1996. pp.83, Paperback Rs.105/$12

Contents:

Introduction.
Trends in Money Wages and Real Wages of Agricultural Labourers: An Overview.
Data Base of Agricultural Wages in India.
An Analysis of District-wise Trends in Money Wages, Retail Price of Rice and Real Wages:
An Alternatve Approach.
Summary and Conclusion. Bibliography.
This book analyses the movement of agricultural wages, a subject that has evoked keen interest among social scientists. The focus is primarily methodological. The study identifies certain analytical issues pertaining to the agricultural wages in Kerala and provides an alternative framework for similar studies.

GROWTH OF EDUCATION IN ANDHRA – A LONG RUN VIEW.
C Upendranath CDS. 1994. pp 158. Paperback Rs.135/$15

Contents:

Introduction
Growth of Education in Telugu Regions: The Pre-independence period.
Educational growth in Andhra Pradesh 1950-89.
Regional Disparities in educational growth: Andhra Pradesh.
Summary and Conclusions.
The book explains regional disparities in education growth in Andhra Pradesh in its historical and contemporary perspectives. By tracing educational growth in the context of sub-regional economic development in the pre-independence period the author provides historical reasons for disproportionate growth of education in different sub-regions of Andhra Pradesh.

GROWTH OF MARKET TOWNS IN ANDHRA: A STUDY OF THE RAYALSEEMA REGION C 1900-C.1945.
Namerta CDS. 1994. pp 186. Rs.125/$14

Contents:

Introduction.
Trends in and Pattern of Urbanization in Rayalaseema
Commercialization of Agriculture and Market Towns
Transport and Trade in Rayalaseema
Agro Processing Industries and Market Towns
Demographic Factors and Market Towns
Summary and Conclusions
This book raises an analytically important question on the relative importance of factors such as commercialisation of agriculture, development of transport, growth of agro-processing industries, famines, epidemics and migration in affecting the rise of market towns in an agriculturally backward region.

GROWTH OF FIRMS IN INDIAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. N Shanta. CDS. 1994. pp 228, Hardcover Rs.250/$28

Contents:

Introduction
Size Profitability and Growth: Macro Trends
Cement Industry
Paper Industry
Cotton Spinning and Weaving Industry
Sugar Industry
Chemical Industry
Engineering Industry
Summary and Conclusions
This book is an attempt to understand the factors that have determined the growth of firms with the regulatory policy environment that prevailed in India till the eighties. The analysis is done at the macro level and at the industry level for six industries for the period 1960-80. The book analyses the actual growth pattern of firms and tries to put forth meaningful and testable hypotheses that could provide a starting point for future work on the growth of firms under the new economic dispensation.

IMPACT OF EXTERNAL TRANSFERS ON THE REGIONAL ECONOMY OF KERALA. P R Gopinathan Nair & P Mohanan Pillai. CDS 1994. pp 36, Paperback Rs.30/$10

This book reviews the major impact of remittances on the economy of Kerala. It gives a background of the magnitude of the migration stocks and flows of migrants and a quantum of remittances over time.

FLOODS AND FLOOD CONTROL POLICIES: AN ANALYSIS WITH REFERENCE TO THE MAHANADI DELTA IN ORISSA
Sadhana Sata pathy CDS. 1993 pp 98. Paperback Rs.110/$12

Contents:

Introduction.
Flood and Flood Damage: Towards an analytical Framework
Analysis of Long Term trend in extent of flood damage, frequence, intensity of floods in Mahanadi Delta
Conditions of run-off in the Mahanadi Catchment: Role of Hirakud Dam
Conditions of flood Discharge: Role of Flood Control embankments
Summary and Concluding remarks
This study suggests that the limited effectiveness of large dams in flood control is due to a complex set of changing conditions all of which cannot be attributed to the technology of large dams. At the same time, it is suggested that a critique of the present direction and thrust of flood control policies is warranted, but that such a critique should go beyond simple denunciation of all that is large and advocacy of all that is small.

URBAN PROCESS IN KERALA 1900-1981 T T Sreekumar. CDS. 1993. pp 86, Paperback. Rs.100/$11

Contents:

Introduction
Genesis of Urban Settlements – An Overview
Urban Question Since 1901
The Modern Urban System
Spatial Forms and Development Process
Summary and Conclusions
This book explains the origin and causes of Kerala’s unique spatial formation. Besides a short overview of the historical origins of urban forms in Kerala the book analyses the trends and patterns of urban process in Kerala in the 20th century and some aspects of the modern system as it emerges in Kerala.

PEASANT ECONOMY AND THE SUGAR COOPERATIVE: A STUDY OF THE ASKA REGION IN ORISSA
Keshabananda Das. CDS. 1993. pp 146, Paperback Rs.140/$16

Contents:

Some Theoretical questions and Review of Literature
The Historical Background.
Economics of sugarcane cultivation: Analysis of Village Survey Data
Some Aspects of Relationship between the Co-operative sugar factory and the cane grower
Economics of Gur Making: Analysis of Village Survey Data
Concluding Observations
This book attempts an enquiry into the dynamics of production relations within agriculture and between agriculture and the processing co-operative in a traditionally sugarcane growing region in Southern Orissa

INDUSTRIAL CONCENTRATION AND ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR: CASE STUDY OF INDIAN TYRE INDUSTRY
Sunil Mani, CDS. 1993. pp 311, Hardcover Rs.300/$34

Contents:

Introduction
The Framework for Analysis
Development and Structure of Indian Tyre Industry
Pricing Behaviour of Firms
Technological Behaviour of Firms
Conclusion
The relationship between the structure of an industry and the behaviour of firms constituting it is the main focus of research in Industrial Economics. Though there is an extensive literature on the theme in the West, such studies are practically non-existent in the Indian context. This book therefore fills in an important gap in the literature. It explores rather systematically the relationship that exists between the structure and certain specified dimensions of market behaviour like pricing and technology in the case of the Indian tyre industry. The analysis shows that the relationship is not always unidirectional as posited in the literature

INDIAN INDUSTRIALIZATION: STRUCTURE AND POLICY ISSUES. (No Stock). Arun Ghosh, K K Subrahmanian, Mridul Eapen & Haseeb A Drabu (EDs). OUP. 1992. pp 364, Hardcover Rs.350/$40

This volume concerns a wide spectrum of issues which are relevant to the evaluation of the industrial strategy and policy adopted in India, drawing conclusions which appear to question many of todays commonly held assumptions.

RURAL HOUSEHOLD SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT: A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED VILLAGES. P G K Panikar, P Mohanan Pillai & T K Sundari. CDS. 1992. pp 144. Paperback Rs.50/$10

Contents:

Introduction
The Study Areas
Sample Households: General Characteristics
Estimates of Savings
Who Saves and How Disposed
Why Households Save
Summary and Conclusion
This study is on Savings and Investment among rural households based on the results of a sample survey of four selected villages, two each from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The main objective of the study is to gain some insight into the various factors affecting the levels of savings and the pattern of its disposition by rural households. The study analyses the factors underlying the rates of savings such as ability to save, desire to save and motivation for saving.

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND DRUG POLICY. P G K Panikar, P Mohanan Pillai & T K Sundari, CDS. 1992. pp 77, Paper back Rs.40/$10

Contents:

Drugs and Pharmaceutical Industry: The International setting
MNCs and Pharmaceutical Industry: An Overview
MNCs and Pharmaceutical Industry in India
Drugs and Pharmaceutical Industry: The Indian Sector
National Policies and their impact on the role of MNCs in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry
Summary and Conclusions
This Study analyses the fall in the already low share of private corporate savings in the total domestic savings of India during the high savings phase of the economy. It also attempts to make important methodological contribution in estimating private corporate savings.

TRENDS IN PRIVATE CORPORATE SAVINGS. N Shanta. CDS. 1991. pp 90, Paperback Rs.25/$10

Contents:

Introduction
Estimates of Private Corporate Savings – An Appraisa
The Blow-Up Method: A Critique and an Altermative
Private Corporate Savings – An Altermate Estimate
Trends in Private Corporate Savings – An Analysis
Conclusion
This Study analyses the fall in the already low share of private corporate savings in the total domestic savings of India during the high savings phase of the economy. It also attempts to make important methodological contribution in estimating private corporate savings.

COCONUT DEVELOPMENT IN KERALA: EX-POST EVALUATION. D Narayana, K N Nair, P Sivanandan. N Shanta and G N Rao. CDS. 1991. pp 139, Paperback Rs.40/$10

Contents:

Introduction
Production and Productivity Trends
Consumption
Trends and Price Fluctuations
Coconut Palm Production
Coconut Credit Scheme
Beneficiaries
Agricultural Credit
Cultivation and Yield
Findings and Policy Implications
This study has two important dimensions. It is a study of the coconut crop dealing with its production, consumption, price formation and technology of cultivation. It is also an ex-post evaluation of the credit schemes for the rejuvenation of the crop refinanced by NABARD. As an ex- post evaluation it is distinct from conventional studies.

CASTE AND THE AGRARIAN STRUCTURE
T K Sundari.Oxford & IBH. 1991. pp 175. Paperback Rs.125/$14

Contents:

Caste and the Agrarian Structure: An Intoduction
Chingleput District: A Profile
Agrarian Relations in Chingleput District: A Historical Profile
Caste and the Agrarian Structure of Chingleput: Changes over time
Interlinkages of Caste and Agrarian Relations
Caste-class Configuration of Villages and Bargaining Strength of Wage Workers
Overview and Interpretations
This study explores the changing role of caste in the context of the changing power equations between various participants in agricultural production, through a case study of villages of Chingleput district, Tamil Nadu. Findings of the study raise a number of questions regarding the specificities introduced and its consequences for the organization of rural development.

LIVESTOCK ECONOMY OF KERALA
P S George and K N Nair CDS. 1990. pp 189. Hardcover Rs.95/$10

Contents:

Introduction
Development of Cross breeding technology in Kerala
Structure of cattle holdings in Kerala
Feeding and labour use in cattle keeping; breeding and economic traits of milch cattle
Milk production, utilisation and economics of milk production
Cattle transactions of the households
Awareness, attitudes and adoption of the households
Conclusions and policy implications
This book presents the struckture of cattle holdings in Kerala and analyses the farm level practices of cattle keeping and management in the context of the prevailing socio-economic and technological background.

THE PEPPER ECONOMY OF INDIA. (No Stock)
P S George, K N Nair and K Pushpangadan. Oxford & IBH. 1989. pp 88. Paperback Rs.65/$10

Contents:

Introduction.
Production Characteristics at the Farm Level.
Mode of Disposal, Price and Income.
Pepper Trade and Trade Margins.
Trends in Area, Yield, Production and Export.
India and the International Market.
Summary and Conclusions.
This book summarises the findings of a study on production and marketing of pepper. Secondary data on area, production, productivity and export of pepper are analysed to determine the historical trend. Some of the factors influencing the trend are analysed with a view to obtain some understanding of the pepper commodity system.

THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY IN INDIA (Growth within a Regulatory Environment). D Narayana Oxford & IBH. 1989. pp 99. Paperback Rs.75/$10

Contents:

Introducltion.
Early Beginnings.
The Structure of the Motor Vehicle Industry 1: AssembleRs.
The Structure of the Motor Vehicle Industry II: Parts and Component MakeRs.
Ancillary-Vehicle Assembler Relationship.
Impact of Regulatory Policy on Growth and Investment.
An outlook.
The book analyses the attitude of Indian firms to technology development and explains its role in the growth of the Motor Vehicle Industry. The liberalisation of early eighties, leading to a transformation of the industry and its implications for the import of petroleum products and urban transport planning are also considered in the book.

ECOLOGY OR ECONOMICS IN CARDAMOM DEVELOPMENT. (No Stock)
K N Nair, D Narayana and P Sivanandan.Oxford & IBH. 1989. pp.99. Paperback Rs.75/$10

Contents:

Introduction
The Scheme and the Implementation.
An Approach to Ex-post Evaluation.
Trends and Fluctuations in the Out-put and Prices of Cardamom in Kerala,
Land Hunger and Deforestation: A Case Study of the Cardamom Hills in Kerala.
Ex-post Evaluation,
Policy Implications.
The book provides an illustration of ex-post evaluation. In this work, the authors have developed a methodology for ex-post evaluation and applied the same to the evaluation of credit schemes for the development of cardamom plantations in Kerala.

LAND TRANSFERS AND FAMILY PARTITIONING
D Rajasekhar. Oxford and IBH. 1988. pp.90. Hardcover Rs.66 / $10

Contents:

Introduction.
Framework for Analysing Land Transfers.
Economic Background of the Village
Land Transfers (1948-1961).
The Decline in the Levels of Economic Activity (1961-1974).
The Revival in the Levels of Economic Activity (1974-1984).
Land Transfers and Family Partitioning.
Summary and Conclusions.
The study is based on a case study of a village in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The study adds a new dimension to the problem when it argues that what affects family partitioning is not so much the size class of land holding per se but the fact whether lthe families within a size class are alienating the land.

ESSAYS IN FEDERAL FINANCIAL RELATIONS
I S Gulati and K K George, Oxford and IBH. 1988. pp.172. Hardcover Rs.82 / $10

Contents:

Introduction
Centre-State Resource Transfers 1951-84.
Sixth Finance Commissions Award: An Appraisal in Retrospect.
Seventh Finance Commissions Award.
Eighth Finance Commissions Award.
Inter-State Redistribution Through Budgetary Transfers.
Inter-State Re-distribution Through Institutional Finance.
Central In-roads into State Subjects.
The book reviews the evolution of federal financial relations in India over the last three decades. It attempts an assessment of the role of finance commission have been able to pay in the actual transfer of resources from the centre to the states.

BOVINE ECONOMY IN INDIA
A Vaidyanathan Oxford & IBH. 1988. pp.209. Hardcover Rs.96/$11

Contents:

Introduction.
Bovines as a Source of Motive Power in Agriculture.
Milch Animals
Changes Over Time.
Conclusions and some Policy Implications.
This book explores the technical and socio-economic factors shaping the distinctive features of India’s bovine economy and to some degree its evolution. This study argues that owing to particular agro-climatic conditions prevailing in the sub continent, cultivation is not possible without animal power and the primary purpose of maintaining bovines in India is to provide draught power for agriculture..

HEALTH STATUS OF KERALA
PGK Panikar and C R Soman. CDS. 1984. pp.159. Hardcover Rs.100/$11, Paperback Rs.75/$10

Contents:

Socio-economic and Political Setting.
Improvement in Health Status – A Historical Analysis.
Development Policies. Health Strategy and role of non-Health Sectors.
Prevailing Health Situation and Health Care Delivery System.

The book attempts to make a critical assessment of the state of health in Kerala in the context of the historical, cultural, social and political evolution. The contribution of non-health sectors to the health status and the possible role of interesectoral efforts to further augment the achievements are discussed.

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