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Wendy Doniger's Book

The surrender of a major publishing firm (Penguin India) over Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History , in a recent out-of-court settlement that involves the withdrawal of the book and the pulping of its copies, has rightly aroused much disquiet among all circles committed to...

Peasant Resistance and Peasant Consciousness in Colonial India-Subalterns and Beyond

Two major themes have emerged in the writings of scholars writing under the 'subaltern banner: (a) peasant resistance and peasant consciousness in colonial India, and (b) the relationship between the peasantry and the national movement. This paper, focusing on the first theme, tries to examine some of the basic concepts and assumptions of this 'new' methodology as well as their implications. The author also tries to assess the extent of the success of this new approach in enlarging our knowledge of peasant resistance and consciousness.

Peasant Resistance and Peasant Consciousness in Colonial India-Subalterns and Beyond

Mridula Mukherjee Two major themes have emerged in the writings of scholars writing under the 'subaltern' banner: fa) peasant resistance and peasant consciousness in colonial India, and (b) the relationship between the peasantry and the national movement. This paper, focusing on the first theme, tries to examine some of the basic concepts and assumptions of this 'new' methodology as well as their implications. The author also tries to assess the extent of the success of this new approach in enlarging our knowledge of peasant resistance and consciousness.

Imperialism and Growth of Indian Capitalism in Twentieth Century

Imperialism and Growth of Indian Capitalism in Twentieth Century Aditya Mukherjee Mridula Mukherjee This paper discusses the Indian experience of development since independence, with the emphasis on trying to relate the specific development path followed by the country to the historico-structural conditions in which it was placed. The first two parts of the paper highlight the nature of the political, economic and ideological development of the Indian bourgeoisie in the colonial period as well as certain trends in the colonial economy before 1947. The actual trends that have emerged in the Indian economy since independence as a result of the specific path of development that has been followed are outlined in the third part. Part four discusses certain other factors which are crucial to the path of development followed, viz, the nature of the hegemonic ideology in the Indian national movement as well as in Indian society after independence, the role of political democracy, the balance of class forces since independence, the role of the state and the public sector and the size of the Indian home market. The authors conclude with a discussion of some of the political implications of post-independence Indian development.

The Communists, the Congress and the Anti-Colonial Movement

The Communists, the Congress and the Anti-Colonial Movement Bipan Chandra Mridula Mukherjee Sashi Joshi Aditya Mukherjee Bhagwan Josh Lajpat Jagga SUMANTA BANERJEE's review of "The Indian Left" (EPW, February 18, 1984) needs to be rebutted for several reasons; he has; often misrepresented or distorted what the authors represented in the book have said; what is more important, in other instances, despite his bantering tone and the inadequacy of historical knowledge, a serious argument is involved which deserves to be carried forward, for some of the major weaknesses of the left today lie in its polities and theory

Some Aspects of Agrarian Structure of Punjab, 1925-47

of Punjab, 1925-47 Mridula Mukherjee This paper, which is not an exhaustive study of the agrarian structure of pre-independence Punjab, focuses attention on those tendencies and areas within it which contained seeds of social tension and conflict.
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