Notes On 'Peasant Insurgency' in Colonial Mysore: Event and Process

  title={Notes On 'Peasant Insurgency' in Colonial Mysore: Event and Process},
  author={Burton Stein},
  journal={South Asia Research},
  pages={11 - 27}
Peasant insurgency has been an awkward subject for the Indian scholar, and thus for comparativists usually historical sociologists who more often than South Asianists, have studied the matter. The awkwardness arises from the following paradoxes. India is one of the most ancient peasant societies in the world, and one in which it is possible to speak of a peasantry in many of its parts even when India is also one of the major industrial and advanced technical and scientific societies in the… Expand


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