In 1922 the Adivasis of Western India were commanded by a goddess - or Devi - to change their established way of life. Their collective efforts to obey this goddess quickly brought them into conflict with the locally dominant class of landlords and liquor dealers. What began as a religious movement was thus transformed into a struggle for Adivasi assertion. In this book, David Hardiman argues that the study of such struggles can throw much light on the important themes of the religiosity of peasant consciousness, the transmission of political messages amongst the peasantry, the transition to capitalism in rural India, the continuing struggle by the peasantry against both feudal and bourgeois hegemony, and the nature of the Indian nationalist movement at village level.
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Descripción OUP India, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. No Dustjacket. Previous owners Inscription. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI2184563
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP91380047
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 248 pp., Hardcover, fine in a good+ dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería ZB1035213