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  1. 1. Select Bibliography on West BengalAcharya, Poromesh. 1993. Panchayats and Left Politics in West Bengal.Economic and Political Weekly, 28(22), 29 May.Adnan, Shapan. 1990. Annotation of Village Studies in Bangladesh and West Bengal A review of Socio-economic Trends over 1942-88, Dhaka (publisher not known).Arijit Chaudhuri et al, A brief report on district-level estimation by Small Areas Estimation techniques of various characteristics related to West Bengal on certain items with data gathered in the NSS 55th Round (1999-2000) Central and State Level Samples.Bandopadhyay, D. 2000. Land Reform in West Bengal: Remembering Hare Krishna Konar and Benoy Choudhury, Economic and Political Weekly, May 27-June 2.Bandopadhyay, D. 2003. Land Reforms and Agriculture: The West Bengal Experience, Economic and Political Weekly, March 1.Bandopadhyay, Nripen. 1981. Operation Barga and Land Reforms Perspective in West Bengal: A Discussive Review, Economic and Political Weekly, XVI, 25/26, AJ8-42.Bandyopadhya, D. 1993. Fourth General Elections of Panchayats in West Bengal in Mainstream, June 26.Bandyopadhyay, Nripen, 1982. Evaluation of Land Reform Measures in West Bengal: A report. Micro for ILO. CSSS. Kolkata.Banerjee, Abhijit V., Paul Gertler and Maitreesh Ghatak, 2002: Empowerment and Efficiency: Tenancy Reform in West Bengal, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. No.110, No.2, April. 239-280. 1
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