This study examines changes in agrarian structure and their impact on politics in western Uttar Pradesh. Emphasis is placed on exploring the social forces as well as the issues involved in political mobilization. The principal aim is to explain the emergence and consolidation of rich peasants and their strategy of mobilization. This volume is important reading for academics in Indian politics and society, social anthropology, political sociology and agrarian studies.
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`This has undoubtedly added further depth to the study. The book is well annotated with short notes and references and has a plethora of interesting tables.' - Seminar
`The great strength of the book lies in substantiating empirically in great detail the interplay of socioeconomic and political forces in Aligarh. It has given an empirical and scientific basis to class analysis of political economy of India which has been lacking far too long.' - Indian Economic and Social History ReviewAbout the Author:
Zoya Hasan is Professor, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is the author and editor of eleven books and has published over two dozen articles. Her recent books include Quest for Power: Oppositional Movements and Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh; Unequal Citizens: A Study of Muslim Women In India(co-authored); Party Politics in India (edited), India’s Living Constitution: Ideas, Practices and Controversies (co-edited); Transforming India: Social Dynamics of Democracy (coedited); and In a Minority: Essays on Muslim Women in India (co-edited). She has also edited the third book in our ‘Readings in Indian Government and Politics’ series, Politics and the State in India (Sage, 2000).
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