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Textbook of Agricultural Heritage

M.M. Adhikary (Author)

The present book has been designed to cover the undergraduate syllabus of Agricultural Heritage as per ICAR 5th Deans’ Committee report. It covers the entire syllabus in one concise volume, which is spread over in 16 chapters viz. introduction to Indian agricultural heritage, ancient agricultural practices and present day agriculture, past and present status of agriculture and farmers, astronomy: prediction of monsoon, ancient soil classification and soil fertility, irrigation and water harvesting, description of Indian civilization and agriculture by travellers, Indian agriculture from past to modern era, plant protection through indigenous traditional method, crop voyage in India and world, history of rice, sugarcane and cotton, gardening in ancient and medieval period: arbori-horticulture orchard, vegetable farming: floriculture perfumes and medicinal plants, crop significance and its classification, importance, scope, researches and national agricultural setup, current scenario of Indian agriculture. Presentation of the book is simple, lucid and unambiguous for easy understanding of the subject matter. It is hoped that this book will be greater use for undergraduate students of agriculture, teachers, extension workers and all other interested in agricultural heritage.

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction to Indian Agricultural Heritage. 2. Ancient Agricultural Practices and Present Day Agriculture. 3. Past and Present Status of Agriculture and Farmers .4. Astronomy: Prediction of Monsoon. 5. Ancient Soil Classification and Soil Fertility . 6. Irrigation and Water Harvesting 55 7. Description of Indian Civilization and Agriculture by Travellers. 8. Indian Agriculture from Past to Modern Era. 9. Plant Protection through Indigenous Traditional Method. 10. Crop Voyage in India and World. 11. History of Rice, Sugarcane and Cotton . 12. Gardening in Ancient and Medieval Period: Arbori-horticulture Orchard. 13. Vegetable Farming: Floriculture, Perfumes and Medicinal Plants. 14. Crop Significance and its Classification. 15. Importance, Scope, Researches and National Agricultural Setup. 16. Current Scenario of Indian Agriculture. Glossary. References. Index.

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About the author

M.M. Adhikary

The editorial team consists of the three eminent members of the esteemed Institute, BCKV, Mohanpur, Nadia, and West Bengal. Firstly, the book is edited by the erudite personality of the erudite personality of the academic world of Social Science and related disciplines, Prof M.M. Adhikary who is presently offering his invaluable services as professor of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agricultural Extension, faculty of Agriculture, BCKV. This distinct personality has been attached with the profession of teaching, research and extension for about twenty-five years. His immense potentiality of academic activities and capabilities to work with the people, sense of research and extension works helped him to serve as Dean, faculty of Agriculture and Director (in Charge), Directorate of Extension education in the same university as well as head of the Department of Agricultural Extension. To his credit there are 55 numbers of scientific research papers published in National and International Journals, a good score of chapters and full volume of books in related areas. He is widely traveled all through his carrier covering China, Japan, and Thiland, etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title Textbook of Agricultural Heritage
Author M.M. Adhikary
Format Softcover
Date published: 15.04.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789388173773
length 237p.