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Subaltern Studies, Volume II: Writings on South Asian History and Society

Ranajit Guha (Editor)
Synopsis The eight essays here are addressed to a wide range of topics extending in time from the Mughal period to the nineteen-seventies, and in theme from communalism to industrial labour. Taken together, they touch on important aspects of the subaltern condition, material as well as spiritual, past as well as present. The essays are held together by a common emphasis on the primary of the subaltern as the subject of historical and sociological inquiry. In this volume Ranajit Guha writes on ‘The Prose of Counter-Insurgency’, Gautam Bhadra on ‘Frontier Uprisings in Mughal India’, India inBihar and ‘the Eastern United Provinces’, Arvind Das on ‘Agrarian Change’, N.K. Chandra on ‘Agricultural Workers’, Dipesh Chakrabary on the ‘Jute Workers of Calcutta’ and Partha Chatterjee on ‘Modes of Power and the Peasanty’.
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About the author

Ranajit Guha

Ranajit Guha taught history for many years at the University of Sussex in England. In 1980 he joined the Australian National University where he wrote on South Asian History at the Research School of Pacific Studies. His publication include A Rule of Property for Bengal: An Essay on the Idea of Permanent Settlement and Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in colonial India.

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Title Subaltern Studies, Volume II: Writings on South Asian History and Society
Author Ranajit Guha
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 5th ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195633652
length xii+358p., Tables; Glossary; Index; 22cm.
Subjects History