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Peasant Class Differentiation and Differentiated Structure of Credit: A Study of West Bengal, India

Gouriprasad Nanda

This paper based on primary field survey deals with the nature and extent of peasant class differentiation and the differentiated structure of credit. Accessibility and distribution of credit will be our major concern of investigation. Particularly, we shall try to explore the role of institutional credit in the process of differentiation. The analysis made in this paper would help us to know first of all, to what extent households are dependent on private sources of credit vis-à-vis the institutional sources, secondly, whether credit absorption has something to do with the intensity of class differentiation.

Class Differentiation; Rural Credit; Exploitation; Agrarian Structure
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