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Author Chaturvedi, Vinayak.

Title Peasant pasts : history and memory in western India / Vinayak Chaturvedi
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 307 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Ranchod -- The Bhagat and the miracle -- Dharala/Koli/ Swordsman -- The Patidars and the Kanbis -- Becoming a colonial emissary -- The Mukhi and the Fouzdar -- Monitoring peasants -- Prophesy unfulfilled -- Defeating the plague, controlling Dharalas -- The Dakore pilgrimage -- The king's procession -- Ranchod's letter -- The book collection -- Kashi Patra: a circulating letter -- The practice of cutting trees -- Official battle narratives -- Dharala battle narratives -- The arrests -- Ranchod's testimony -- The kingship -- Friends and enemies of the king -- Symbols of legitimacy -- Oral culture and written culture -- The criminal case -- The aftermath -- Politics continued -- Age of darkness -- Daduram -- Surveillance -- The politics of food -- "The dignity of labor" -- The Baraiya conference movement -- Contesting nationalism -- Peasant freedom -- Police reorganization -- The criminal tribes act -- Underground activities -- "My land campaign" -- The labor strike -- The Kheda Satyagraha -- Strikes and raids -- Nationalizing Dharala raids -- A second "no-revenue Campaign" -- Deporting dharalas -- The punitive police tax -- "To forget past enmities" -- Ravishankar Vyas -- The last "no-revenue campaign" -- The coming of the postcolonial -- Becoming Indian -- Small discoveries -- Chaklasi -- Daduram's legacies -- Returning to Kheda -- Kalasinh Durbar -- Raghupura -- Local knowledge -- Hidden histories -- Erasing the past -- Narsiram -- Seeing Daduram -- Dayaram -- Narsi bhagat -- History without ends
Summary Provides an intervention in the social and cultural history of India by examining the nature of peasant discourses and practices during the 19th and 20th centuries. This book shows that peasants in Gujarat were active in production and circulation of political ideas. It argues that nationalists in Gujarat established power through use of coercion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-299) and index
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Subject Dharalas -- History -- 19th century -- Historiography.
Dharalas -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Dharalas -- Political activity.
Dharalas -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Dharalas -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- India -- Gujarat -- Historiography.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
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