The eight essays here are addressed to a wide range of topics extending in time from the Mughal period to the nineteen-seventies, and in theme from communalism to industrial labour. Taken together, they touch on important aspects of the subaltern condition, material as well as spiritual, past as well as present. The essays are held together by a common emphasis on the primary of the subaltern as the subject of historical and sociological inquiry. In this volume Ranajit Guha writes on â€˜The Prose of Counter-Insurgencyâ€™, Gautam Bhadra on â€˜Frontier Uprisings in Mughal Indiaâ€™, India inBihar and â€˜the Eastern United Provincesâ€™, Arvind Das on â€˜Agrarian Changeâ€™, N.K. Chandra on â€˜Agricultural Workersâ€™, Dipesh Chakrabary on the â€˜Jute Workers of Calcuttaâ€™ and Partha Chatterjee on â€˜Modes of Power and the Peasantyâ€™.
Subaltern Studies, Volume II: Writings on South Asian History and Society
by Ranajit Guha
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ranajit Guha
Ranajit Guha taught history for many years at the University of Sussex in England. In 1980 he joined the Australian National University where he wrote on South Asian History at the Research School of Pacific Studies. His publication include A Rule of Property for Bengal: An Essay on the Idea of Permanent Settlement and Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in colonial India.
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