Speaking of Peasants : Essays on Indian History and Politics in Honor of Walter Hauser

By: William R. Pinch

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Contents List of contributors. Preface. Introduction Walter ad friends/William R. Pinch. I. Empire and ideology 1. From law to rights the impact of the Colonial State on Peasant Protest in Bihar/Peter Robb. 2. Power agrarian structure and peasant mobilization in modern India/Majid H. Siddiqi. 3. Gandhi Marx and Charan Singh class and Gemeinschaft in peasant mobilization/Harold A. Gould. 4. Bhakti and the British Empire/William R. Pinch. II. In Bihar 5. The raw and the simmered environmental contexts of food and Agrarian relations in the Gangetic Plain/James R. Hagen. 6. Of nature and nurture sedentary agriculture and the Wandering Tribes of Jharkhand/Christopher V. Hill. 7. Swami and friends Sahajanand Saraswati and those who refuse to let the past of Bihar's Peasant Movements become history/Arvind Narayan Das. 8. The Reora Satyagraha (1939) its cotemporary relevance/Sho Kuwajima. III. Beyond Bihar 9. A stranger's view of Bihar rethinking religion and production/Frederick H. Damon. 10. From Fanaticism to power the deep roots of Kerala's Agrarian Exceptionalism/Ronald J. Herring. 11. Cultures of resistance or commerce Re examining timber use in the Himalayan Punjab 1850 1925/Ruhi Grover. 12. Homeless in Gujarat and India on the curious love of Indulal Yagnik/Ajay Skaria. IV. Into the present social and political development in Bihar and Beyond 13. Competing inequalities the scheduled tribes and the reservations system in Jharkhand/Stuart Corbridge. 14. Success and failure in rural development Bihar Bangladesh and Maharashtra in the late 1980s/Harry Blair. 15. Bihar via A Virtual Village/Peter Gottschalk and Mathew N. Schmalz. V. Walter Hauser 16. South Asian studies at Virginia/William R. Pinch. 17. Bibliography of Walter Hauser/Philip McEldowney. Index. The present volume springs out of a festschrift conference to honor the career of Walter Hauser Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Virginia and pioneer scholar in the study of Indian Peasant Movements. Because Hauser's work focuses on Bihar and the peasant leader Swami Sahajanand Saraswati some of the authors such as the late Arvind Narayan Das Christopher Hill and Sho Kuwajima are concerned directly with peasant politics in Bihar. Other authors such as Harry Blair Majid Siddiqi Harold Gould and the late James R. Hagen Contrast Agrarian History and Politics in Bihar to other parts of India. A third group including Stuart Corbridge Ron Herring and Ruhi Gover investigate related questions in Agrarian History and politics from regions formally outside of Bihar. A fourth group of authors including Peter Robb Ajay Skaria and William R. Pinch examine culture religion and meaning that inform (and are informed by) peasant politics. A fifth set of authors Frederick H. Damon Peter Gottschalk and Mathew Schmalz provide ethnographic context. Damon takes readers from Bihar to Melanesia and many points in between with a focus on ethno botany over three millennia Gottschalk and Schmalz provide a closely detailed examination of a Bihari Village focusing in particular on the problem of religion. Importantly these authors structure their investigations around a reversal of the ethnographer's gaze. Printed Pages: 504

Title: Speaking of Peasants : Essays on Indian History and Politics in Honor of Walter Hauser

Author Name: William R. Pinch

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