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Against the Few: Struggles of India's Rural Poor (Hardback)
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Against the Few: Struggles of India's Rural Poor (Hardback)

Hardback 227 Pages / Published: 01/08/1991
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The struggles of the rural poor against those that exploit and dominate them too often goes unreported. This book, authored by the man who first exposed the deliberate blinding of villagers on trial in Bihar, India, is an unforgettably moving account from the heart of a veritable war being waged in India's rural areas.

After introducing the village of Bihar - its history, caste system, class structure and tribal communities - Arun Sinha describes the very different struggles taking place there. He demonstrates the complexity of the economic interests which divide Indian villagers; their lack of a sense of solidarity as peasants; the difficulties they encounter in building effective popular organisations; and their persistent manipulation by the authorities.

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780862327187
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 135 mm

'In Bihar, the Indian state is at war with the poor. Arun Sinha's graphic study, based on his observations as one of India's most respected journalists, brings out the spreading violence in rural India.'
Neville Maxwell, journalist and author of India's China War

'Arun Sinha is one of India's finest journalists. He leaves the reader with a series of haunting images, and a feeling of having actually experienced something of the reality of the villages of Bihar.'
Terry Byres, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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