Dr. Daljeet Arora was born in India. He studied Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi and completed his doctoral degree from the same department in 2004. Dr. Arora specialises in the anthropology of development and rural anthropology.2008 0-7734-4796-2
This work argues for the importance of studying rural India that is witnessing significant economic, political and social changes. Dr. Arora demonstrates for a village in Punjab, a north-west province of India, its complex embedded nature within regional, national and at times international network of relationships.
The author suggests that while Punjab gained considerably with changes in agricultural practices, little attention has been paid on ‘unintended consequences’ of change in relationships of production in the province and the role ‘social actors’ have played in developing adaptation strategies.