Peasant Insurgency

Peasant Insurgency

Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India. by Ranajit Guha
Review by: Walter Hauser
The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 45, No. 1 (Nov., 1985), pp. 174-177
Published by: Association for Asian Studies
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