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Author Mukherjee, Mridula.

Title Peasants in India's non-violent revolution : practice and theory / Mridula Mukherjee
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (577 pages)
Series Sage series in modern Indian history ; 5
Sage series in modern Indian history ; 5
Contents Peasant protest : the historical context -- Emergence of modern peasant organizations and fashioning a peasant agenda 1924-29 -- Marching with the nation : peasants and civil disobedience 1930-32 -- Consolidating peasant politics : national organization and ideological radicalization 1933-37 -- Peasant upsurge : reaching the high-water mark 1938-39 -- Anti-war, people's war and post-war : communists and peasants 1939-47 -- Peasant protest in a non-hegemonic state : the princely state of patiala 1930-53 -- Peasants and anti-colonial nationalism -- Peasants and non-violence : forms of protest and methods of mobilization -- Peasants and outsiders : social origins of leaders and participants -- Mapping peasant consciousness : elements of an alternative framework -- In conclusion : transforming peasant consciousness-practice versus theory
Summary At a time when a majority of scholars engage in studies on class, religion, ethnicity and gender, this study forcefully demonstrates that peasants as a category and their problems continue to excite considerable academic debate. Divided into two parts, the book first reconstructs the political world of the peasants of Punjab and forms the empirical base on which rests the subsequent theoretical and methodological discussion. It captures their struggles at the national level as well as their everyday struggles on purely class or peasant issues. The second part makes important interventions in t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 543-560) and index
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Subject Peasants -- Political activity -- India -- History -- 20th century.
India -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132102894 (electronic bk.)
9788132102892 (electronic bk.)
(hard back)