The Baiga: Survival strategies and local economy in the Central Provinces

  title={The Baiga: Survival strategies and local economy in the Central Provinces},
  author={Archana Prasad},
  journal={Studies in History},
  pages={325 - 348}
  • A. Prasad
  • Published 1 August 1998
  • History
  • Studies in History
tion from, and have conflicting interests with, the local economy. In this essay, I challenge this assumption and show how the livelihood systems of one community, the Baiga (conventionally regarded as a group of swidden cultivators) of Eastern Central Provinces, was dependent on the complex interconnections between the local and regional economies. The parameters of the local economy were in turn defined by relations of production and exchange that constituted these networks. By overlooking… 
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