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The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early Twentieth-Century India

The Politics of the Urban Poor in Early Twentieth-Century India

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Indian History and Society

  • Date Published: July 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521443661

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  • Nandini Gooptu's magisterial history of the Indian urban poor represents a tour-de-force. By focusing on the role of the poor in caste, religious and national politics, the author demonstrates how they emerged as a major social factor in South Asia during the interwar period. The empirical material provides compelling insights into what it meant to be poor and how the impoverished dealt with their predicament. In this way, the book contributes to some of the most crucial debates on the nature of subaltern politics and consciousness.

    • First history of the urban poor in India which makes a significant contribution to academic debates on politics of class and community
    • Of particular interest to those concerned with urban social history, ethnic and sectarian conflict, nationalism, and the politics of poverty, labour and class relations
    • Promises to become a classic in the field
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    "...a major addition to twentieth-century Indian history. It deserves to be read widely, and its arguments for the centrality of social exclusion and economic deprivation in the formation of the political consciousness of the urban poor are deserving of greater investigation, both in the past and the present." Journal of Social History

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    • Date Published: July 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521443661
    • length: 490 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.89kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Select glossary
    1. The study and its perspectives
    Part I. Changing Conditions and Experiences in Interwar North India:
    2. The poor in the urban setting
    3. Urban local policies and the poor
    4. Urban policing and the poor
    Part II. Modes of Political Action and Perception:
    5. Untouchable assertion
    6. Militant Hinduism
    7. Resurgent Islam
    8. Nationalist action
    9. Congress socialist mobilisation
    10. The politics of exclusion and the 'virtuous deprived'
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    Nandini Gooptu, University of Oxford

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