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Author Roy, Dayabati
Title Rural Politics in India : Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Tables -- List of Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Introduction -- Theoretical Context -- Ideas of Subaltern Consciousness -- Governmentality and Political Society -- Methodology -- An Overview -- 2 Land, Development and Politics in West Bengal -- The Economy -- Agrarian Scenario -- Effects of Tenancy Reform on Agriculture -- Causes of Stagnation -- The Story of Land Reforms -- Panchayats: Participatory Democracy? -- Party and Power in the Countryside -- 3 Changing Landscape of Two Villages in West Bengal -- Kalipur -- Caste, Land and Livelihood -- The Socio-physical Space -- Village Infrastructure -- Kadampur -- 4 Seeing the State and Governance in the Grassroots -- Local Government, Party and Ethnicity -- Decentralization, Panchayat and the SC Pradhan -- Local Self-government and Empowerment -- Gram Sansad, Democracy and Marginal Groups -- Education, Decentralization and the VEC -- Party, Power and Panchayat -- Panchayat, Gender and Caste -- ICDS: Equity Question at the Grassroots -- Women, Local State and Governance -- Summing Up -- 5 Party and Politics at the Margin -- Tribal Community and its Leaders -- Muslim and its Leaders: The Margin on the Margin? -- Party and its Control -- Party and its Factions -- Women and the Party -- Educated Youths, Youth Association and its Leaders -- A New Style of Leadership? -- Caste, Class and the Party -- Landed Elite: Structure of Rural Power -- The Bargadar, Party and the Landowner -- The Party, Elections and Social Groups -- The Party, Leadership and its Future -- Benefit Distribution, White-collar Jobs and Party Politics -- 6 A Narrative of Peasant Resistance: Land, Party and the State -- Introduction -- The Forms of Resistance -- The Party and the Politics of Land Acquisition -- Land, Livelihood and Land Movement
The Village Club and the Leader -- The Women's Committee -- The Panchayat and the People -- Woman Worker, Small Industry and Big Capital -- Land Acquisition and the Land Givers -- After the Land Acquisition -- 7 Caste and Power in Rural Context -- Caste and Labour -- Caste and Social Hierarchy -- Kalipur -- Kadampur -- Caste and Power -- The Empowerment -- Conclusion -- 8 Women and Caste: In Struggle and in Governance -- Introduction -- Women and the Singur Movement -- Land, Land Rights and Gender -- Women, Land Movement and Organized Domain -- Women's Resistance: Agency and Agenda -- Conclusion -- 9 Conclusion: A New Kind of Peasant Mobilization? -- Transformation of Power? -- 'Community' in Rural Spaces -- A New Kind of Peasant Mobilization? -- Glossary -- References -- Audio-visual Documents -- Index
The book intends to explain the forms and dynamics of political processes in rural India
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Roy, Dayabati Rural Politics in India : Political Stratification and Governance in West Bengal New York : Cambridge University Press,c2013 9781107042353
Subject Rural development -- India -- West Bengal.;West Bengal (India) -- Politics and government
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