Table of contents for Speaking of peasants : essays on Indian history and politics in honor of Walter Hauser / edited by William R. Pinch.


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Introduction: Walter and Friends                    13
William R. Pinch
PART I: EMPIRE AND IDEOLOGY
1. From Law to Rights: The Impact of the Colonial
State on Peasant Protest in Bihar               29
Peter Robb
2. Power, Agrarian Structure, and Peasant Mobilization
in Modern India                                 57
Majid H. Siddiqi
3. Gandhi, Marx, and Charan Singh:
Class and Gemeinschaft in Peasant Mobilization  71
Harold A. Gould
4. Bhakti and the British Empire                  109
William R. Pinch
PART II: IN BIHAR
5. The Raw and the Simmered:
Environmental Contexts of Food and
Agrarian Relations in the Gangetic Plain       155
James R. Hagen
6. Of Nature and Nurture:
Sedentary Agriculture and the 'Wandering Tribes'
of Jharkhand                                   175
Christopher V. Hill
7. Swami and Friends: Sahajanand Saraswati and
Those Who Refuse to Let the Past of
Bihar's Peasant Movements Become History       193
Arvind Narayan Das
8. The Reora Satyagraha (1939):
Its Contemporary Relevance                     233
Sho Kuwajima
PART III: BEYOND BIHAR
9. A Stranger's View of Bihar:
Rethinking 'Religion' and 'Production'         249
Frederick H. Damon
10. From 'Fanaticism' to Power:
The Deep Roots of Kerala's Agrarian Exceptionalism  277
Ronald J. Herring
11. Cultures of Resistance or Commerce?
Re-examining Timber Use in the
Himalayan Punjab, 1850-1925                    321
Ruhi Grover
12. Homeless in Gujarat and India:
On the Curious Love of Indulal Yagnik          345
Ajay Skaria
PART IV: INTO THE PRESENT:
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN BIHAR AND BEYOND
13. Competing Inequalities:
The Scheduled Tribes and the Reservations
System in Jharkhand                            385
Stuart Corbridge
14. Success and Failure in Rural Development:
Bihar, Bangladesh and Maharashtra in the Late 1980s 421
Harry Blair
15. Bihar via 'A Virtual Village'                . 453
Peter Gottschalk and Mathew N. Schmalz
PART V: WALTER HAUSER
16. South Asian Studies at Virginia                473
William R. Pinch, with the permission of Walter Hauser
17. Bibliography of Walter Hauser
Philip McEldowney                              489



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Peasantry India History Congresses, India Rural conditions Congresses