Lower-Caste Peasants and Upper-Caste Zamindars in Bihar (1921-1925): An Analysis of Sanskritization and Contradiction between the Two Groups

@article{Jha1977LowerCastePA,
  title={Lower-Caste Peasants and Upper-Caste Zamindars in Bihar (1921-1925): An Analysis of Sanskritization and Contradiction between the Two Groups},
  author={Hetukar Jha},
  journal={Indian Economic And Social History Review},
  year={1977},
  volume={14},
  pages={549 - 559}
}
  • Hetukar Jha
  • Published 1 October 1977
  • Sociology
  • Indian Economic And Social History Review
This paper is based mainly on some government reports on peasants’ retaliation against zamindars’ oppression from 1921 to 1925 in Bihar. These reports are to be found in File No. 171 of 1925, Political (Special), Government of Bihar. They narrate instances of encounter (both violent and nonviolent) between peasants of the Yadava, Kurmi, and Koiri castes and their zamindars who were upper-caste Hindus and Muslims. They describe who were the parties, along with their socio-economic background… 
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