Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Rural Society in Southeast India

$75.00 (C)

Part of Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology

  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521040198

$ 75.00 (C)
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This book is a comparative study of caste and class in two small villages in the Thanjāvūr district of southeast India based on fieldwork done by the author in 1951–3. Differing from the usual village study, Gough's work traces the history of the villages over the past century and examines the impact of colonialism on the district since 1770. The volume's theoretical significance lies in its attempt to define more clearly the characteristics of rural class relations, particularly addressing the question whether Indian agrarian relations are still precapitalist. This study not only provides a vivid account of village life in southeast India in the 1950s (to be followed by a later study done in the 1970s), but also contributes to theory concerning modes of production, class structures in the Third World, and underdevelopment.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521040198
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 153 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Thanjāvūr:
    1. The district
    2. Castes and religious groups
    3. The agriculturalists
    4. The nonagriculturalists
    5. Variations in ecology, demography and social structure
    6. The colonial background and the sources of poverty
    7. Political parties
    Part II. Kumbapettai:
    8. The face of the village
    9. Kumbapettai before 1855
    10. Kumbapettai from 1855 to 1952
    11. The annual round
    12. Economics and class structure: the petty bourgeoisie
    13. Independent commodity producers and traders
    14. The semiproletariat
    15. Village politics: religion, caste and class
    16. Village politics: the street assembly
    17. Class struggle and village power structure
    Part III. Kirippūr:
    18. East Thanjāvūr
    19. The village
    20. Economy and class structure
    21. Village politics: the caste Hindūs
    22. The Communist movement
    23. Conclusion
    Notes
    Glossary
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Kathleen Gough, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×