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03 August, 2012
Social Transformation in North-Western India during the Twentieth Century
Social Transformation in North-Western
India during the Twentieth Century
By- Chetan Singh (ed.)
Over a hundred and fifty years after the
mid-nineteenth century, north-western India underwent a degree of social
transformation that was, indeed, impressive. A collective effort alone can
unravel the complex nature of the processes underlying this remarkable change.
This is what the book sets out to do.
Its historical perspective reveals diverse
modes of resistance and response, especially in the Punjab, to a colonial
ideology that sought to institute a subtle, yet powerful, forms of social
control. After Independence, the much celebrated Green Revolution drew the
peasantry of north-western India into the vortex of economic trends that had
unexpected and far-reaching consequences – which are today a matter of great
concern. Long-term social currents that had been stirring rather slowly in the
region gained momentum. As a result, the process of societal change, started
earlier began to strain against the restrictive fabric of the traditional
social order. Social Transformation in North-Western India endeavours to
explain the multidimensionality of change that is so characteristic of the
This book would be of interest as much to
the social scientist and the policy maker as to the journalist and the lay
is Professor of History at Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla.
Rs.1250/ pounds 70