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

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 5, 2001 - History - 464 pages
Nandini Gooptu's magisterial 2001 history of the labouring poor in India represents a tour-de-force.
 

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Contents

1 The study and its perspectives
1
Part I Changing conditions and experiences in interwar north India
25
Part II Modes of political action and perception
141
Bibliography
431
Index
448
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Christopher Alan Bayly was born on May 18, 1945 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom. He graduated from St Antony's College. He was the pre-eminent historian of India and the British Empire and a pioneer of the field of global history. He wrote numerous books during his lifetime including The Local Roots of Indian Politics; Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars; Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire; Imperial Meridian; Empire and Information; The Origins of Nationality in South Asia; The Birth of the Modern World; and Recovering Liberties. In 2005, he received the Wolfson prize for history for his entire body of work. In 2007, he was the first scholar to be knighted "for services to history outside of Europe." He died of a heart attack on April 18, 2015 at the age of 69.

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