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Social Movements and the State

Social Movements and the State

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Ghanshyam Shah - Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar

November 2001 | 476 pages | SAGE India
This volume, the fourth in the series entitled Readings in Indian Government and Politics, examines non- or extra-institutional collective actions as agents of political and social changes, and social movements as a defining force in the political process.
Ghanshyam Shah
Andre Gunder Frank and Marta Fuentes
Nine Theses on Social Movements
D N Dhanagare and J John
Cyclical Movement toward the `Eternal' - `Nine Theses of Social Movements'
A Critique

Rajni Kothari
Masses, Classes and the State
D N Dhanagare
Social Origins of the Peasant Insurrection in Telengana, 1946-51
Sumanta Banerjee
Naxalbari and the Left Movement
Dipankar Gupta
Farmers' Movements in Contemporary India
Salim Lakha
Organized Labour and Militant Unionism
The Bombay Textile Workers' Strike of 1982

Surajit Sinha
Tribal Solidarity Movements in India
A Review

K S Singh
Tribal Autonomy Movements in Chhotanagpur
Gail Omvedt
Ambedkar and After
The Dalit Movement in India

Lakshmi Lingam
Taking Stock
Women's Movement and the State

Ghanshyam Shah
Direct Action in India
A Study of Gujarat and Bihar Agitations

Amalendu Guha
Little Nationalism Turned Chauvinist
Assam's Anti-Foreigner Upsurge, 1979-80

Peter Van Der Veer
`God Must Be Liberated'
A Hindu Liberation Movement in Ayodhya

Ramachandra Guha
Social History of an `Environmental' Movement

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`This is a useful volume that combines theoretical insights with dense empirical data. It brings together... important contributions by leading scholars on a wide range of social movements'

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Ghanshyam Shah

Ghanshyam Shah is currently Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, The Netherlands. During a rich and distinguished career, he has been Director of the Centre for Social Studies, Surat (1976–85 and again from 1991 to 1996); Dr Ambedkar Chair Professor at the National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie (1996–97); and Professor in Social Sciences at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (1997–2003). Professor Shah has taught in the Department of Public Administration at South Gujarat University; and has been a Visiting... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761995142