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 rel... 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... View more info