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Peasant labour and colonial capital : rural Bengal since 1770 / Sugata Bose.

Author/Creator:
Bose, Sugata, 1956- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
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Book
1 online resource (xvi, 203 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
New Cambridge history of India ; III, 2.
The new Cambridge history of India ; III, 2
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Other Title:
Peasant Labour & Colonial Capital
Subjects:
Peasants -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Industries -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Bengal (India) -- Colonization -- History.
Bengal (India) -- Rural conditions.
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Summary:
This book is a critical work of synthesis and interpretation on one of the central themes in modern Indian history - agrarian change under British colonial rule. Sugata Bose analyses the relationships between demography, commercialization, class structure and peasant resistance unfolding over the long term between 1770 and more recent times. By integrating the histories of land and capital, he examines the relationship between capitalist 'development' of the wider economy under colonial rule and agrarian continuity and change. Drawing most of his empirical evidence from rural Bengal, the author makes comparisons with regional agrarian histories of other parts of South Asia. Thus, this study stands on its own in the field of modern Indian social and economic history in its chronological sweep and comparative context and makes the complex subject of India's peasantry accessible to students and the interested non-specialist.
Contents:
Introduction
Ecology and demography
Commercialization and colonializm
Property and production
Appropriation and exploitation
Resistance and consciousness
Conclusion.
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ISBN:
9781139055680 (ebook)
9780521266949 (hardback)
9780521056137 (paperback)
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