History of rice in India mythology, culture, and agriculture by Tuk-Tuk Kumar

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  • India,
  • India.


  • Rice -- India -- History.,
  • Rice -- Mythology -- India.,
  • Plant remains (Archaeology) -- India.,
  • Ethnobotany -- India.

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StatementTuk-Tuk Kumar.
LC ClassificationsSB191.R5 K843 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 242 p. :
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2168682M
LC Control Number88905917

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Of theestimated rice varieties of the world, more t occur in India (Rani & Krishnaiah, ). As far back as B.C. rice has been documented in the history books as a source of food and for tradition as well.

Beginning in China and the surrounding areas, its cultivation spread throughout Sri Lanka, and India. It was then passed onto Greece and areas of the Mediterranean. Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kumar, Tuk-Tuk, History of rice in India. Delhi: Gian Pub.

House, © (OCoLC) The earliest remains of cultivated rice in India date from around B.C. Perennial wild rice still grows in Assam and Nepal. It seems to have appeared around B.C.

in southern India after its domestication in the northern plains. It then spread to all the fertile alluvial plains watered by rivers. Wheat, barley, and rice were commonly known as vrihi. The knowledge about the stage in which rice came to be included in this word will enable us to fix up the road map of origin of domesticated rice cultivation in India.

Inside India, the word arici for rice is widely distributed, with slight regional variations. Archaeologists excavating in India discovered rice which, they were convinced, could be dated to BC. However, the first recorded mention originates from China in BC.

The Chinese emperor, Shen Nung, realised the importance of rice to his people and to honour the grain he established annual rice ceremonies to be held at sowing time, with the emperor scattering the first seeds.

Although Thailand certainly first received domesticated rice from China–archaeological data indicates that until about BCE, the dominant type was O. japonica–contact with India about BCE, led to the establishment of a rice regime that relied on wetland systems of agriculture, and using O.

indica. Wetland rice–that is to say rice grown in flooded paddies–is an invention of Chinese farmers, and so. While it is believed that certain varieties of rice crop were first domesticated in the area that is now the north-east India, there are some varieties that are ascertained to have originated in Southern China that were later introduced to India.

It is also said that the word rice finds its origin in the Tamil word ‘Arisi’. Many cultures have evidence of early rice cultivation, including China, India, and the civilizations of Southeast Asia.

However, the earliest archaeological evidence comes from central and eastern China and dates to – bce. Rice is also cultivated in parts of. Whether rice originated in India or China has long been debated, says Ashok Sahani, emeritus scientist, Centre for Advanced Study in Geology, Lucknow University and co-author.

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Both operations became integral parts of rice farming and remain widely practiced to this day. With the development of puddling and transplanting, rice became truly domesticated.

Movement to western India and south to Sri Lanka was also accomplished very early. Rice was a major crop in Sri Lanka as early as B.C.

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