Against lord and state: religion and peasant uprisings in Malabar, 1836-1921

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - History - 232 pages
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Arguing against the generally held view that the Mappila uprisings of Malabar resulted either from communal tension or agrarian discontent, this book analyzes the complex interrelationships between economic discontent and religious ideology in which the conflicts were rooted. Panikkar delineates the evolution of a negative class consciousness among the rural Hindu Mappilas from the early years of British rule to the final and decisive 1921 uprising against the lord and state.

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K N Panikkar is Vice-Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala and was formerly Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has written extensively on the cultural and intellectual history of colonial India.

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