The Plough and the Pen: Peasantry Agriculture and the Literati in Colonial Bengal

By: Bipasha Raha

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Since the 1830s Bengal witnessed a vast outpouring of creative writing. Their authors came from diverse social background. In some cases their portrayal of the peasantry was a manifestation of their coherent agrarian thinking. The interest centred on the legal and social status of peasants; types of tenures and their obligations; organization of agrarian production; impact of world economic forces on agrarian economy and; existing land legislations. This book brings forward hitherto unexplored aspects of literati perception of peasants and agriculture in colonial Bengal. It focuses on representation of the peasant in different literary genres, on issues related to agriculture and rural resuscitation at a time when there was intensification of the nationalist movement and the necessity of acquiring a mass base becomes crucial for some members of the literati. Analysis of vernacular literature, including tract literature and those authored by men not well known socially, much of it still untapped, makes this book a pioneering one. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars of history, sociology, literature and South Asian studies. Printed Pages: 318

Title: The Plough and the Pen: Peasantry Agriculture and the Literati in Colonial Bengal

Author Name: Bipasha Raha

Categories: India, Agriculture,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173049416

ISBN 13: 9788173049415

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200804

Keywords: The Plough and the Pen: Peasantry Agriculture and the Literati in Colonial Bengal Bipasha Raha