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KENT CARRASCO, Daniel. From Chapingo to Sonora: Pandurang Khankhoje in Mexico and the Transition from Agrarianism to Agroindustry. Hist. mex. [online]. 2020, vol.70, n.1, pp.375-421.  Epub Aug 28, 2020. ISSN 2448-6531.

This article analyzes the Indian agronomist Pandurang Khankhoje’s time in Mexico. Between 1924 and 1954, a period that goes from the consolidation of the post-revolutionary regime to the so-called Mexican Miracle, Khankhoje taught at the National School of Agriculture, worked as a geneticist, served as the director of the Free Schools of Agriculture, advised the federal government and various state governments and worked in the country’s emergent agroindustrial sector. This article argues that studying his time in Mexico provides important clues for understanding the ideological, institutional and scientific transition from agrarianism to agroindustry in those years, which facilitated the implementation of the so-called Green Revolution. It is based on the study of documents contained in the P. S. Khankhoje Papers; the Jawaharlal Nehru Library in Delhi, India; the Foreign Affairs Secretariat’s Genaro Estrada History Archive; and the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), as well as an interview with Ana Savitri Sawhney Khankhoje, Pandurang’s daughter.

Keywords : Pandurang Khankhoje; Agrarianism; Agroindustry; National School of Agriculture; Mexico and India.

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