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Social power and everyday class relations : agrarian transformation in North Bihar

Author: Anand Chakravarti
Publisher: New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the nature of power in rural India, where class and social power are conditioned by caste, and where poverty is inextricably linked with notions of hierarchy. Through intensive fieldwork in a single village in Bihar, Anand Chakravarti shows the linkages between class, caste, and social power in an environment governed by the forces of agrarian capitalism."--Jacket.
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Chakravarti, Anand, 1941-
Social power and everyday class relations.
New Delhi, Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, 2001
(OCoLC)676410666
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anand Chakravarti
ISBN: 0761995021 9780761995029 817036986X 9788170369868
OCLC Number: 45195634
Description: 311 pages : 1 map ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. The Antecedents of Commercial Agriculture --
III. The Emergence of New Production Relations --
IV. Classes in Aghanbigha --
V. The Demand for Labour --
VI. The Extraction of Labour, Part I: The Working Day --
VII. The Extraction of Labour, Part II: Wages --
VIII. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Anand Chakravarti.
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"This book examines the nature of power in rural India, where class and social power are conditioned by caste, and where poverty is inextricably linked with notions of hierarchy. Through intensive fieldwork in a single village in Bihar, Anand Chakravarti shows the linkages between class, caste, and social power in an environment governed by the forces of agrarian capitalism."--Jacket.

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