Understanding the relationship between overall growth and development and the rural economy and society is at the heart of policy discussion, particularly for poverty, in many or most developing countries. This research agenda examines the concerns and challenges in engendering inclusive processes of development in villages and rural areas. It covers themes such as labour, govenance, education, agricultural development, land tenancy and changing social and demographic structures.
The village of Palanpur, Moradabad District, Uttar Pradesh, India has been the subject of close study by economists since the late 1950s. The Palanpur story helps inform the wider issues around growth and development in rural India across the last seven decades. It has the unique advantage of being an independent project with coverage across several decades. The issues which it raises and studies in detail of rural growth and poverty in relation to national growth are constant themes for other countries and the overall study of development. It provides a special opportunity to examine both how the growth and development of a country as a whole influences lives and livelihoods in one village and how forces and mechanisms thought to be at work in the economy as a whole might actually be present and important, is one example of a basic building block for the economy of the village.
How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics (2018). Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern. Oxford University Press.
Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades (2018). Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern. Oxford University Press.
Palanpur: The Economy of an Indian Village (2018). Christopher Bliss and Nicholas Stern. Oxford University Press.
The Changing Village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research (2016). Himanshu, Praveen Jha and Gerry Rodgers. Oxford University Press.
Public services, social relations, politics and gender: Tales from a North Indian village (2016). Dipa Sinha, Dinesh Tiwari, Ruchira Bhattacharya and Ruth Kattumuri. In: Himanshu, Jha, P. and Rodgers, G. (eds.) The Changing village in India: Insights from Longitudinal Research. Oxford University Press.
Crop Insurance for Adaptation to Climate Change in India (2014). Mamata Swain. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 61.
Diasporas Transforming Homelands - Nuancing 'collective remittance' practices in a western Indian village (2013). Sudeep Basu. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 59.
Help India to live in its villages (2013). Ruth Kattumuri. Hindustan Times, 28th April 2013.
Nutrition Status in Palanpur (2011). Dipa Sinha. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 51.
The Invisible Half - Women's Status in Palanpur (2011). Dipa Sinha and Rosalinda Coppoletta. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 50.
Developments in education in Palanpur, a village in Uttar Pradesh (2011). Ruth Kattumuri and Dinesh Kumar Tiwari. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 49.
Change and Continuity: Agriculture in Palanpur 2011. Ashish Tyagi and Himanshu. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 48.
Tenancy in Palanpur (2011). Ashish Tyagi and Himanshu. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 47.
Stepping out of Palanpur: Employment outside Palanpur (2011). Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 46.
Poverty, Inequality and Mobility in Palanpur: Observations from Palanpur (2011). Himanshu, Ishan Bakshi and Camille Dufour. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 45.
Non-Farm Diversification and Rural Poverty Decline: A perspective from Indian sample survey and village study data (2011). Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw, Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Rinku Murgai. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 44.
India and an Indian village: 50 years of economic development in Palanpur (2011). Himanshu and Nicholas Stern. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 44.
Cultivated Land Conversion in China and the Potential for Food Security and Sustainability (2010). Shunji Cui and Ruth Kattumuri. LSE Asia Research Centre Working Paper 35.
Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades (1998). Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern. Clarendon Press Oxford.
Palanpur: The Economy of an Indian Village (1982). Christopher Bliss and Nicholas Stern. Oxford University Press.
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Dr Ruth Kattumuri is Co-Director of the India Observatory and is responsible for developing multi-disciplinary research and programmes. With over two decades of experience in higher education in UK and India, Dr Kattumuri has pioneered several innovative knowledge development programmes