Author:Neeladri Bhattacharya

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The Great Agrarian Conquest: The Colonial Reshaping of a Rural World

By: Neeladri Bhattacharya

Price: $31.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

Seller ID: 900716

ISBN: 8178245248


Such radical change, Bhattacharya shows, is as much conceptual as material. Agrarian colonisation was a process of creating spaces that conformed to the demands of colonial rule. It entailed establishing a regime of categories – tenancies, tenures, properties, habitations – and a framework of laws that made the change possible. Agrarian colonisation was in this sense a deep conquest. Colonialism, the book suggests, has the power to revisualise and reorder social relations and bonds of community. It changes the world radically, even when it seeks to preserve elements of the old. The change... View more info

The Great Agrarian Conquest: the Colonial Reshaping of a Rural World

By: Neeladri Bhattacharya

Price: $33.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

Seller ID: 1202337

ISBN: 8178245248

Condition: New


This book examines how, over colonial times, the diverse practices and customs of an existing rural universe – with its many forms of lifelihood – were reshaped to create a new agrarian world of settled farming. While focusing on Punjab, this pathbreaking analysis offers a broad argument about the workings of colonial power: the fantasy of imperialism, it says, is to make the universe afresh. Such radical change, Bhattacharya shows, is as much conceptual as material. Agrarian colonisation was a process of creating spaces that conformed to the demands of colonial rule. It entailed establis... View more info