Peasants in India's Non-Violent Revolution
Practice and Theory Part 1
By (author) Mridula Mukherjee
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Peasants in India's Non-Violent Revolution by Mridula Mukherjee
Book DescriptionAt a time when a majority of scholars engage in studies on class, religion, ethnicity and gender, this study forcefully demonstrates that peasants as a category and their problems continue to excite considerable academic debate. Divided into two parts, the book first reconstructs the political world of the peasants of Punjab and forms the empirical base on which rests the subsequent theoretical and methodological discussion. It captures their struggles at the national level as well as their everyday struggles on purely class or peasant issues. The second part makes important interventions in the theoretical debates regarding the role of peasants in revolutionary transformation in the modern world. The author argues that the automatic association of revolution with large-scale violence has resulted in the refusal to recognize the non-violent yet revolutionary political practice of peasants in the Indian National Movement. The author subjects to critical scrutiny a wide range of theoretical models and argues that the political practice of the Indian peasants cannot be fit into any theoretical straightjacket.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761996866
(241mm x 159mm x 30mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2004
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)» View all books by Mridula Mukherjee
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.
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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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