"This book is a critical study of the laws regulating land ownership patterns. Land and Land law are woven into the fabric of our society and therefore integral to the substantive questions of equality and developmental ideologies of the state. This volume uncovers the socio- economic realities that surround land and approach the law from the standpoint of the marginalised, landless and the dispossessed. This book: Undertakes an extensive survey of existing legislations, both at the union and state level through a range of analytical tables; Discusses the issues of land reform; abolition of intermediaries and tenancy reform; need for redistribution; ceilings on agricultural holdings; law of land acquisition; legal construction of public purpose and displacement, dispossession, compensation and rehabilitation to construct a case for redistribution; Inquires into the phenomenon of landlessness that widely prevails in India today and lays bare its causes. An invaluable resource, this volume will be an essential read for all students and researchers of law, political studies, sociology, political economy, exclusion studies, development studies, and Asian studies"-- Provided by publisher.
The construction of an Indian right to property in land Thematic sketch of land laws in the country Land reform and its impact on the existing land tenure system Alteration of the land tenure system : laws relating to abolition of intermediaries and tenancy reform Law of land redistribution Land administration, records and titling Framework of the law of land acquisition and its inherent inequity : a combined working of land reform and acquisition law Displacement, dispossession, compensation and rehabilitation in matters of land reform and acquisitions Concluding remarks : land relationships, landlessness and the law