1st Edition

Agrarian Movements in India Studies on 20th Century Bihar

By Arvind N. Das Copyright 1982
    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1982. In this volume we present a collection of original papers, edited by Arvind N. Das, on agrarian movements in the populous Indian state of Bihar. These movements are traced from the early twentieth century through to the Naxalite activity of the recent past; their content and the forces which gave rise to them are examined; and the response of the state — both the colonial state and the post-colonial state — is identified. Believed to be a significant contribution to the literature on agrarian movements, which should be of considerable value to both specialists on India and to those with a more general interest in the agrarian question.

    Introduction; Agrarian Movements in Bihar; Peasants and Peasant Organisations: The Kisan Sabhain Bihar; Agricultural Labourers and Peasant Politics: Rural Proletarianisation in Purnea; REPORTS For Reasons of State: Oppression and Resistance. A Study on Bhojpur Peasantry; ClassWar, Not‘ Atrocities Against Haruans’


    Arvind N. Das