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Bonded Histories: Genealogies of Labor Servitude in Colonial India
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Publication date October 30, 2003
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780521526586
ISBN-10 0521526582
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Original list price $64.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: To the modern world, the notions that freedom is an innate condition of human beings and that money possesses the power to bind people appear as natural facts. Bonded Histories traces the historical processes by which these notions became established as dominant discourses in India during colonial rule and continued into post-colonial India. Gyan Prakash locates the formulation of these discourses in the history of bonded labour in southern Bihar. He focuses on the emergence and subsequent transformation of the relationship of reciprocal power and dependence between landlords and labourers. The author explores the way in which these transformations were connected with broader shifts in the political economy of this part of the subcontinent; with the changing structures of agricultural production, land tenure and revenue demand; with local social hierarchies and the ideology of castes; and with Hindu cosmologies, spirit cults and their articulation in ritual practices.

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With Richard Dobbs | from Cambridge Univ Pr (June 1, 1990)
9780521362788 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $64.95
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About: To the modern world, the notions that freedom is an innate condition of human beings and that money possesses the power to bind people appear as natural facts.
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from Cambridge Univ Pr (October 30, 2003)
9780521526586 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $64.99
About: To the modern world, the notions that freedom is an innate condition of human beings and that money possesses the power to bind people appear as natural facts.

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