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By Mridula Mukherjee

At a time whilst a majority of students interact in experiences on classification, faith, ethnicity and gender, this research forcefully demonstrates that peasants as a class and their difficulties proceed to excite massive educational debate.

Divided into components, the booklet first reconstructs the political global of the peasants of Punjab and kinds the empirical base on which rests the following theoretical and methodological dialogue. It captures their struggles on the nationwide point in addition to their daily struggles on basically type or peasant concerns.

the second one half makes vital interventions within the theoretical debates concerning the function of peasants in innovative transformation within the sleek international. the writer argues that the automated organization of revolution with large-scale violence has led to the refusal to acknowledge the non-violent but innovative political perform of peasants within the Indian nationwide flow. the writer topics to severe scrutiny quite a lot of theoretical types and argues that the political perform of the Indian peasants can't be healthy into any theoretical straightjacket.

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