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Author Ray, Subhajyoti.

Title Transformations on the Bengal Frontier : Jalpaiguri, 1765-1948 / Subhajyoti Ray
Published London : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages) : maps
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Tables; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; One Continuity and Change in Frontier North Bengal c.1765-1865; Non-sedentary production and inter-community exchange: the Dooars and Rangpur to 1865; The pre-British system of surplus extraction: the Dooars, 1765-1865; Extending and taming the frontiers, Baikanthapur and beyond, 1765-1820; Consolidation and conflict: North Rangpur, 1765-1850; Two A Tribal Society in Transition? c.1700-1890; Dissemination of puranic Hinduism, 1600-1890
Creating conditions for change: The Second World War and after, 1939-1947Seven Opposing Colonial Rule: 'Nationalism' and Popular Movements, 1905-1948; Congress and the Jotedars, 1920-1942; The Kisan Sabha, Communists and the Adhiars, 1939-1947; Resistance without patrons: tea garden workers, 1905-1947; Entry of the leaders: a new direction to labour resistance?; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
The inroads of 'Islam', 1700-1890The nature of pre-colonial society, c.1900; Three Foundation of the Colonial Structure, c.1865-1895; The extension of a tradition: the land revenue settlement in the Dooars, 1865-1895; Introducing new avenues of resource utilisation: formation of state forests and tea gardens; Immigration and emigration: a new demographic structure for the Dooars, 1870-1900; Four Sustaining the Colonial Structure: Nature of Authority and Control, 1890-1947; The political economy of control in the tea gardens; Planters and the hierarchy of power
The sardars and the management of productionThe source of power and the nature of control in the agrarian sector; Five Formation and Expression of New Identities; Sanskritisation or the emergence of a middle class consciousness? Consolidation of the Rajbanshi-Kshatriya identity, 1891-1935; In search of 'pure' Islam, 1890-1937; Six The Temporal Dynamics of the Colonial Structure, 1905-1947; Land and agriculture: commercialisation and polarisation to 1916; The tea industry: growth, conflict and adjustment, 1910-1929; Confronting the Great Depression, 1929-1939
Summary An analysis of the socio-economic changes brought about by colonial rule in a frontier area of Bengal, Jalpaiguri. Challenging long established debates focused around the powers of dominant groups over a settled peasantry, this book broadens our perspective on the 18th century, promoting a deeper understanding of the change-over from the pre-colonial to the colonial era
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-249) and index
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Subject India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
Jalpaiguri (India) -- Economic conditions.
Jalpaiguri (India) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136848517
1136848584 (electronic bk.)
9781136848582 (electronic bk.)