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The Peasant and the Raj : Studies in Agrarian Society and Peasant Rebellion in Colonial India - Eric Stokes

The Peasant and the Raj

Studies in Agrarian Society and Peasant Rebellion in Colonial India

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Published: 1st September 1980
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These twelve essays explore the nature of south Asian agrarian society and examine the extent to which it changed during the period of British rule. The central focus of the book is directed to peasant agitation and violence and four of the studies look at the agrarian explosion that formed the background to the 1857 Mutiny. The essays give a coherent historical treatment of the Indian peasant world, and the paperback edition of this successful book will be of interest to the student of peasant studies and to the sociologist as well as to development economists and agronomists generally.

'It was high time for us to have a collection of these dozen studies by Eric Stokes ... They combine great learning in a field intensively explored of late, with rigorous critical standards, subtle analysis and ingenious hypothesis.' The Times Literary Supplement 'This scholarly collation of Professor Stokes's essays on peasant India under the British Raj will surely become obligatory reading for students in South East Asia and beyond who are concerned with the historical background to modern rural India. Social scientists, agronomists as well as historians will find in these well written pages scope for stimulating thought and discussion.' Journal of Administration Overseas

The first century of British colonial rule: social revolution or social stagnation?
Privileged land tenure in village India in the early nineteenth century
Agrarian society and the Pax Britannica in northern India in the early nineteenth century
The land revenue systems of the North-Western Provinces and Bombay Deccan 1830-80: ideology and the official mind
Traditional resistance movements and Afro-Asian nationalism: the context of the 1857 Mutiny Rebellion
Nawab Walidad Khan and the 1857 Struggle in the Bulandshahr district
Rural revolt in the Great Rebellion of 1857 in India: a study of the Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar districts
Traditional elites in the Great Rebellion of 1857: some aspects of rural revolt in the upper and central Doab
The structure of landholding in Uttar Pradesh 1860G++1948
Dynamism and enervation in North Indian agriculture: the historical dimension
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ISBN: 9780521297707
ISBN-10: 0521297702
Series: Cambridge South Asian Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 1980
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.41