ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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BIHAR-Peasants, Landlords and Dacoits

BIHAR Peasants, Landlords and Dacoits ARWAL, Banjhi, Samastipur, Bhagalpur, Parasbigha, Gua, Pipra, Belchi. The names of these otherwise obscure places in Bihar are now well known throughout the country. Periodically a horrendous massacre brings the oppressed people of Bihar into the headlines of the national media. But soon they slip back into their uncared for existence to reappear in another headline some months later In this kind of response that is essentially monitored by the magnitude and the frequency of the massacres, what is often obscured is the larger social process in which these events are connected together. To bring into focus the chain of processes in which incidents like the Arwal firings are but a part, the People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), New Delhi, decided to send a fact-finding team to investigate the social origins of repression in Bihar.

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