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Peasants and Their Interlocutors

Culture, Vernacular Politics, and the Peasants: India, 1889–1950: An edited translation of Swami Sahajanand Saraswati’s Mera Jivan Sangharsh (My Life Struggle), Walter Hauser, Kailash Chandra Jha (translated and ed), New Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2015; pp xliv + 708, ₹ 2,295. My Life Struggle: A Translation of Swami Sahjanand Saraswati’s Mera Jivan Sangharsh, Walter Hauser and Kailash Chandra Jha (translator and ed), Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2018; pp 434, ₹ 995. The Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha 1929–1942: A Study of an Indian Peasant Movement , Walter Hauser (Foreword by William Pinch), Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2019; pp 265, ₹ 1,495.

IIMs and Reservations

The issue of reservation in faculty appointments and in doctoral progammes (fellowship programmes) has brought the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) back to the centre of public discourse. Though the IIMs are a minuscule part of the higher education landscape in the country, they have always...

Land Question in Bihar

Madhubani in Bihar was the cradle of the land movement built up by the Communist Party of India. Today both the communists and the former socialists have given up on the land reform agenda and have embraced the social justice/caste agenda. Is it any surprise then that the state government has chosen to neglect the recommendations of the Bandyopadhyay Commission on land reforms?
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