Social Scientist. v 1, no. 12 (July 1973) p. 2.

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Dr SULABHA BRAHME is at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Poona.

RAJAJVI KANTH is at the Centre for Political Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

S A KOSALRAM does post-graduate work in economics at the Madras Christian College, Tambaram.

JAYANT PRASAD is a post-graduate student at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal JVehru University, New Delhi.

PREMENDRA is on the staff of Social Scientist.

KISHAN SINGH is in the Department of English, Dqyal Singh College, Delhi University.


Production and people in the principal primary sector form the subject of S A Koslaram's paper, "Political Economy of Agriculture in Tamil Nadu*', which lays bare the achievement claims of the 'green revolution* and 'radical* land reforms. Based on official data which incidentally should be available for all states, Kosalram's report on Tamil Nadu is a forerunner of other studies along similar lines on the political economy of Indian agriculture to be featured in the Social Scientist.

In dissecting the "Social Structure of Pluralism", Rajani Kanth brings out the built-in biases and basic inadequacies of pluralist social science. The Social Scientist hopes to provide a vehicle for continuing critique of pro-establishment sociology both by analysing the works of dominant figures in the field and by careful study of the social institutions that perpetuate conservative social theory.

Warris Shah (1735-98) was the celebrated Punjabi poet whose best-known work is Hira-Ranjha (1766), a romantic ballad on the Hero and Leander theme. It reflected the social revolution of the times more vividly than any other contemporary writing, a point overlooked by most critics who treat it as nothing more than a great love story. Kishan Singh presents a deep and penetrating appreciation of the spirit of liberation that runs like a red thread through Warris Shah's poetry. We intend to publish a series of articles on the progressive trends in the literatures of the major Indian languages.

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