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 Oxford University Press, 1987. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 248 pp., Hardcover, very good in a good+ dust jacket. Nº de ref. de la librería ZB1048649
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. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Nº de ref. de la librería GD-226-97-7934107
Descripción Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very good. Nº de ref. de la librería HH-226-97-7934107