Land, Power and People: Rural Elite in Transition, 1801-1970

Overview

Land, Power and People is concerned with the genesis and structure of power and authority in the Indian countryside. Singh provides an ethnographic presentation of historical and contemporary data on rural elites and agrarian power structure in the Basti district of eastern Uttar Pradesh and covers the period 1801 to 1970.

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Overview

Land, Power and People is concerned with the genesis and structure of power and authority in the Indian countryside. Singh provides an ethnographic presentation of historical and contemporary data on rural elites and agrarian power structure in the Basti district of eastern Uttar Pradesh and covers the period 1801 to 1970.

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'Rarely does one come across a strikingly different book, which provides a unique sense of breakthrough in the domains of rural sociology. The book under review, Land, Power and People makes a significant contribution in the field study of social stratification, political sociology and social change in rural India. The interaction between land, power and people has been intensively examined to comprehend the genesis of, and changes in the structure of power and authority in Basti District.' - Indian Book Chronicle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803995550
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Pages: 264

Table of Contents

Rural Elite and Land, Power and People
Method and Field Study
The Context
Pre-colonial and Colonial Background of Land, Power and People of Basti District
Structure of Rural Elite During the Colonial Period (1801-1947)
Structure of Rural Elite in Contemporary Basti (1870-1970)
Conclusion

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