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Protest and control in North Bihar, India, 1917-1942 : a study of conflict and continuity in a colonial agrarian society

Henningham, Stephen


In the Indian region of north Bihar during the 20th century a great potential for mass agrarian and national protest existed. The Bihar congress, an organization controlled by conservative, locally dominant peasants, harnessed and directed this potential to its own conservative ends. The success of the Bihar congress in doing so resulted from the guarded tolerance its activities received from the British government of the region and from British policies which sought to minimize...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-01-28
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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