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Peasant pasts : history and memory in western India

Author: Vinayak Chaturvedi
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Chaturvedi, Vinayak.
Peasant pasts.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006025558
(OCoLC)70866984
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vinayak Chaturvedi
ISBN: 9780520940598 0520940598 9781429481847 1429481846 1433708574 9781433708572
OCLC Number: 166267063
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.
Responsibility: Vinayak Chaturvedi.
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