This book traces the history of peasant resistance to the planters, from the sporadic outbreaks of the 1860s to the Champaran Movement of 1917-18, the first experiment in Gandhian mass mobilization in India.
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... a fine piece of empirically rich and theoretically eclectic work. Without being a subalternist, he succeeds in restoring agency to the peasantry by contesting the assumption that insurgent peasants were always manipulated and made use of by those who dominated them. ( The Journal of Peasant Studies)
The volume makes a significant addition to the existing corpus of literature on peasant movements. ( The Journal of Peasant Studies)
Jacques Pouchepadass is a fine historian of modern India, who has advanced our knowledge of colonial history in many areas. ( David Hardiman, Royal Asiatic Society)
Pouchepadass provides a corrective to the 'neatly trimmed and ideologically loaded image of the event' perpetuated by the elite historiography of the freedom struggle which has either relegated sociological analysis to secondary importance or omitted it altogether. ( The Journal of Peasant Studies)
A nuanced sociological analysis of the nature of the peasants' resistance runs through the volume. ( The Journal of Peasant Studies)
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195640845
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195640845