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Imperial Power and Popular Politics : Class, Resistance and the State in India, 1850-1950 - Rajnarayan Chandavarkar

Imperial Power and Popular Politics

Class, Resistance and the State in India, 1850-1950

Paperback Published: 10th August 1998
ISBN: 9780521596923
Number Of Pages: 402

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In this series of interconnected essays, Rajnarayan Chandavarkar offers a powerful revisionist analysis of the relationship between class and politics in India between the Mutiny and Independence. Dr Chandavarkar rejects the 'Orientalist' view of Indian social and economic development as exceptional and somehow distinct from that prevailing in capitalist societies elsewhere, and reasserts the critical role of the working classes in shaping the pattern of Indian capitalist development. Sustained in argument and elegant in exposition, these essays represent a major contribution not only to the history of the Indian working classes, but to the history of industrial capitalism and colonialism as a whole. Imperial Power and Popular Politics will be essential reading for all scholars and students of recent political, economic, and social history, social theory, and cultural and colonial studies.

"...I recommend highly Imperial Power and Popular Politics to the readers of Labor History. mperial Power and Popular Politics is stimulating history that is suggestive and substantively satisfying." Ian J. Kerr, Labor History "These essays confirm the productive nature of the innovative analytical move that Chandavarkar made in enlarging the scope of Indian labor history to include the politics of the neighborhood and the city." Dipesh Chakrabarty, American Historical Review "...a stimulating reassessment of the interplay between class relations and political discourse in the India of the Raj." Thomas R. Metcalf, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Introduction
Industrialization in India before 1947: conventional approaches and alternative perspectives
Workers, trade unions and the state in colonial India
Workers' politics and the mill districts of Bombay between the wars
Workers, violence and the colonial state: representation, repression and resistance
Police and public order in Bombay, 1880-1947
Plague panic and epidemic politics in India, 1896-1914
Indian nationalism, 1914-1947: Gandhian rhetoric, the Congress and the working classes
South Asia and world capitalism: towards a social history of labour
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521596923
ISBN-10: 0521596920
Series: Cambridge Studies in Indian History & Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 402
Published: 10th August 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.54

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