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Histories for the Subordinated

Histories for the Subordinated brings together the key writings of David Hardiman, one of the foremost contemporary historians of the subcontinent. Hardiman´s practice as a historian - his enormously rich empiricism, archival work, and fieldwork, as well as his clarity - has been an inspiration to many, even as it has implicitly questioned some of the fashionably arcane modes of history-writing.

Ranging across politics, environmental issues, Gandhi, moneylending, disease, and subaltern history, the book will interest all serious readers of Indian history as well as scholars in the areas of politics, sociology, culture, and religion in modern India.

408 pages | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2006

Asian Studies: South Asia

History: Asian History

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Table of Contents

1. A Forgotten Massacre: Motilal Tejawat and his Movement amongst the Bhils 1921-2
2. Adivasi Assertion in South Gujarat: The Devi Movement of 1922-3
3. Community, Patriarchy, Honour: Raghu Bhangare´s Revolt
4. The Quit India Movement in Gujarat
5. From Custom to Crime: The Politics of Drinking in Colonial South Gujarat
6. Usury, Dearth and Famine in Western India
7. Small-Dam Systems of the Sahyadris
8. Well Irrigation in Gujarat: Systems of Use, Hierarchies of Control
9. Farming in the Forest: The Dangs 1830-1992

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