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History of Indian Communities and Trades
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Bhujang Ramrao Bobade and Dr. Omshiva Ligade.
Bibliographical Details viii, 394 p. maps. 24 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. Delhi, B. R. Publishing Corporation.
ISBN-10 9386223082
ISBN-13 9789386223081, 978-9386223081
Year of Publication 2017.
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History of Indian Communities and Trades

"Along with its insistance on nonviolence, the Noncooperation Movement, at the national and regional levels, couched its rhetoric from the outset in term of "unifying issues." advocating causes that averted social and economic confronations stemming from such potentially volatile issues as nonpayment of taxes to government and of rent to landholders. Gandhi pointedly spoke out against looting markets and withholding taxes from govenment and rent from landlords. For many ordinary people, however, the culture of caste remained too overpowering to the subverted by the weight of monastic opinion, however authoritiative. This did not necessarily mean, however, that they succumbed to its epistemological weight. Rather, by the early twentieth century many former shudras (including, most importantly, millions of peasants) began to refashion themselves en masse as the kshatriya descendants of devine royal lineages and hence as equal members of the very elite that despised them. As part of that populist reform, and aimed directly at the caste systemics of agricultural and artisnal production, the new kshatriyas sought to transform the meaning of physical labour by questioning the social stigma attached to it. This would have dramatic-and often violent--repercussions in the countryside, as rural elites expressed resentment at the usurpation of their social and, hence, economic prerogatives. The history of kshatriya reform confirms, then, that as one descends to the perspective of those who suffer the brunt of social stigma, caste loses its epistemological force and is treated as ideology. The variety of arguments put forward in peasant and monastic redefinitions hinged on the histories and hagiographies of important Vaishnava personages. Among monks, Ramanand and the chain of gurus that preceded and succeeded him assumed major importance, among peasant, Ram and Krishna and their genealogies became paramount. Not unexpectedly, there was significant overlap. This book gives the complete history of these Indian communities and trades."
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British India -History and Specific Communities

1. Sadhus and Shudras in North India, ca. 1700-1900

2. Ramanand and Ramanandis, ca. 1900-1940

3. Being Vaishnava, Becoming Kshtriya

4. Culture, Conflict and Violence in Gangetic India

5. Conclude Impact

6. Trades in Villages and Colonial State in India

7. The Rural Places of Exchange : Markets in the Age of Gandhi: Markets in the Age of Gandhi

8. Traders, Merchants, and Markets : 1765-1947

9. Conclusion


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