‘D’ Tales – Feb 2021

Using the (once-in-five-year) Agriculture census data (source) between 1996 and 2016, we try to see the caste category wise trends in land holding pattern and number of land owners. Traditionally, caste and power are tied to the land. Post 1991 reform land has been serving as a ship to sail through the capitalist market. There are studies on re-distributive justice in the racial context of North America (for instance, Mullen and Darity, From Here to Equality, UNC Press, 2020.). However, such studies are yet to grow in the caste context of India.  

Agriculture Census was not conducted in Jharkhand in the years 2000 and 2005. Due to data handicap, we do not claim anything big.

Published by Egalitarians India

Egalitarians is a leaderless, voluntary, and not-for-profit group deeply committed to the principle of equality. We are a group of volunteers working with a common understanding for a common goal of creating a casteless egalitarian society.

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