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The Burma Delta: Economic Development and Social Change on an Asian Rice Frontier, 1852–1941
by Michael Adas
University of Wisconsin Press, 2011
eISBN: 978-0-299-28353-7 | Paper: 978-0-299-28354-4
Library of Congress Classification HC422.Z7B872 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification 338.9591

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In the decades following its annexation to the Indian Empire in 1852, Lower Burma (the Irrawaddy-Sittang delta region) was transformed from an underdeveloped and sparsely populated backwater of the Konbaung Empire into the world’s largest exporter of rice. This seminal and far-reaching work focuses on two major aspects of that transformation: the growth of the agrarian sector of the rice industry of Lower Burma and the history of the plural society that evolved largely in response to rapid economic expansion.


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