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Champaran and Gandhi : planters, peasants, and Gandhian politics

"This book studies the indigo plantation economy and its impact on agrarian society in colonial Bihar. It shows how the indigo business, though in part a capitalist speculation tied to the world market, relied methodically on inexpensive, age-old techniques and on the social and institutional constraints of the rural power structure to produce dye at the lowest possible cost." "The history of indigo is traced from its beginnings in the late eighteenth century to its decline in the early twentieth century." "This book will interest all students of social and economic history as well as Gandhian politics."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1999
Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999