ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Shankarbigha Revisited

With the sharpening of the agrarian crisis, conventional caste relations are being assailed by the younger generation who are aserting themselves against oppression and exploitation. This has prompted systematic attempts by the upper castes to curb the emergence of this new identity. The massacre at Shankarbigha last year and other similar incidents in the region have to be located in these emerging social tensions.

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