The Myth of Punjab Exceptionalism
By (author) Mridula Mukherjee
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Colonizing Agriculture by Mridula Mukherjee
Book DescriptionThis book is the first comprehensive study of the impact of colonialism on the agriculture of this very important region which, apart from the Pakistani and Indian provinces of Punjab, included the present day Indian provinces of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. Making extensive use of data culled from government archives and private papers in India and Britain, as well as from village surveys, farm accounts and family budgets, the author argues that Punjab was by no means an idyllic land of prosperous peasant proprietors. She maintains that it was also the land of big feudal landlords, rack-rented tenants, and struggling small-holders, who were forced to enlist in the army or migrate to enable their families to pay government taxes and to repay debts. Comparing Punjab with its supposed polar-opposite, the eastern region of Bengal and Bihar, Mridula Mukherjee demonstrates that Punjab too had begun to exhibit features typical of colonial under-development, such as stagnation of productive forces, intensification of semi-feudal relations, forced commercialisation and lack of capital investment in agriculture. The green revolution therefore was not the result of a continuity but actually because of a break with the colonial past.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761934059
(241mm x 159mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mridula Mukherjee
RSS, School Texts and the Murder of Mahatma Gandhi, Paperback (June 2008)
Undertakes the novel experiment of juxtaposing three apparently quite different issues, the nature of the RSS school textbooks, the murder of the Mahatma and the basic ideology of Savarkar and Golwalkar. This book brings out the basic ideological underpinnings of the Hindu Communal Project.
Gandhi's Emissary, Hardback (July 2007)
In 1946, at the age of 29, the author was chosen by Mahatma Gandhi to act as unofficial emissary between the British Labour government & India in the delicate negotiations which resulted in India's independence. His position enabled him to give the world a moving & informed account of the principal actors in the drama.
Peasants in India's Non-Violent Revolution, Hardback (September 2004)» View all books by Mridula Mukherjee
Reconstructing the political world of the peasants of Punjab, this book captures their struggles at a national level, as well as at an individual one. It makes interventions in the theoretical debates regarding the role of peasants in revolutionary transformation in the modern world.
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Author Biography - Mridula Mukherjee
Mridula Mukherjee is currently Professor of Modern Indian History and Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Professor Mukherjee has been Visiting Scholar at Duke University, USA, and at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo. She has also been Chairperson of the Archives on Contemporary History at Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has published widely in the areas of agrarian history, peasant movements, social movements and the Indian national movement. Her publications include India's Struggle for Independence (1999) and India After Independence 1947-2000 (2000), both co-authored.
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