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The Burma Delta
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface to the 2011 Edition
  2. pp. xiii-xx
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxii
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  1. Citation of Selected Government Reports
  2. p. xxiii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-11
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  1. I. The Foundations of Social and Economic Development
  2. p. 13
  1. 1. The Delta Rice Frontier under Konbaung and Early British Rule
  2. pp. 15-38
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  1. II. The Early Phase of Growth, 1852-1907
  2. p. 39
  1. 2. Internal Migration in the Last Half of the Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 41-57
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  1. 3. Agrarian Development on the Advancing Rice Frontier
  2. pp. 58-82
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  1. 4. Indian Immigration to Lower Burma in the First Phase of Development
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. 5. The Genesis of the Plural Society in Lower Burma: The Era of Symbiosis
  2. pp. 103-123
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  1. III. The Decades of Transition, 1908-30
  2. p. 125
  1. 6. The Closing Rice Frontier and New Patterns of Agrarian Development
  2. pp. 127-153
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  1. 7. Changing Migration Patterns and the Rise of Competition in the Mature Plural Society
  2. pp. 154-181
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  1. IV. The Years of Social and Economic Crises, 1931-41
  2. p. 183
  1. 8. The Depression and Burma's Time of Troubles: Communal Violence and Agrarian Rebellion
  2. pp. 185-208
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 209-226
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 227-230
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 231-234
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 235-252
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 253-256
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