Unclaimed Harvest: An Oral History of the Tebhaga Women's Movement

Unclaimed Harvest An Oral History of the Tebhaga Women s Movement Description As the British Empire draws to a close the state of Bengal is just emerging from the grip of famine Exploited mercilessly by feudal landlords landless peasants rise in protest and l

  • Title: Unclaimed Harvest: An Oral History of the Tebhaga Women's Movement
  • Author: Kavita Panjabi
  • ISBN: 9789383074549
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Description 1943 As the British Empire draws to a close, the state of Bengal is just emerging from the grip of famine Exploited mercilessly by feudal landlords, landless peasants rise in protest and launch a movement in 1946 to retain two thirds of the grain they harvest Tebhaga More than 50,000 women participated in this movement one whose history and tragic end in thDescription 1943 As the British Empire draws to a close, the state of Bengal is just emerging from the grip of famine Exploited mercilessly by feudal landlords, landless peasants rise in protest and launch a movement in 1946 to retain two thirds of the grain they harvest Tebhaga More than 50,000 women participated in this movement one whose history and tragic end in the crossfire between state violence and revolutionary armed struggle became a legend in its time Yet in the written history of Tebhaga, the full fledged women s movement that they forged has never featured In this authoritative study, based on interviews and women s memories, Kavita Panjabi sets the balance right with rare sensitivity and grace Using critical insights garnered from oral history and memory studies, Panjabi raises questions that neither social history nor left historiography ask In doing so, she claims the past for a feminist vision of radical social change This account of the transformation of the struggle is unique in feminist scholarship on movements.About The Author Kavita Panjabi is Professor of Comparative Literature and Co ordinator of the Centre for Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures at Jadavpur University, and has been an activist in the Indianwomen s movement and the Pakistan India peace movement for over two decades She has edited Poetics and Politics of Sufism and Bhakti in South Asia Love, Loss and Liberation jointly edited Women Contesting Culture Changing Frames of Gender Politics in India and Cartographies of Affect Across Borders in South Asia and the Americas and is currently editor of the Jadavpur Journal of Comparative Literature Her partition diary Old Maps and New Legacies of the Partition, evolved in the context of peace activism and family history across the borders.

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