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Caste and politics in Eastern Bengal

Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

Caste and politics in Eastern Bengal

the Namasudras and the anti-partition agitation, 1905-1911

by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

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Published by Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta in Calcutta .
Written in English


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StatementSekhar Bandyopadhyay.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 84/60053 (D)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination55, xii p.
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3010772M
LC Control Number84907122

  It is still there, but in a dormant state. The majority Brahmin clans of Bengal trace their ancestry to North Indian states who came to Bengal upon invitation of the Sena dynasty in the post Buddhist era. The Brahmins were granted land and recruit.


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When the government-sponsored midday meal programme for primary schools was introduced in West Bengal init was widely reported in Kolkata newspapers that in a number of districts, caste Hindu parents objected to their children eating cooked meals prepared by volunteers from the Scheduled Castes.

1 The situation embarrassed the leaders of the ruling Left Front government, as it clearly Author: Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury. In the following passage, excerpted from the book, “The Caste System of the Hindus”, by Rajah Comm (Varanasi, ), we find an interesting description of how the line of brahmans was regenerated in Bengal around or A.D.

Any attempt at understanding the presence or absence of caste in West Bengal today calls for a contextualisation of the problem by Caste and politics in Eastern Bengal book the history of caste politics in pre-Independence united Bengal.

A response to Praskanva Sinharay ("A New Politics of Caste", EPW, 25 August ) and Uday Chandra and Kenneth Bo Nielsen ("The Importance of Caste in Bengal", EPW, 3 November. In response to the issues raised by Praskanva Sinharay ("A New Politics of Caste", EPW, 25 August ) and Uday Chandra and Kenneth Bo Nielsen ("The Importance of Caste in Bengal", EPW, 3 November ), this article argues that caste has been hidden Caste and politics in Eastern Bengal book view in Bengal due to the very specifi c manner in which religious community, class, caste and political power have combined in (West) Bengal.

Despite that, Aryanism and the rigid caste structure Caste and politics in Eastern Bengal book imposed was never a factor in Bengal politics.

There are no caste-based parties here. Probably that is why communist politicians like Promode Dasgupta, Hare Krishna Konar and Benoy Choudhury — whose original politics was based on so-called ‘terrorist’ societies like Jugantar or Author: Abheek Barman.

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This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the making and maintenance of a modern caste society in colonial and postcolonial West Bengal in India.

Drawing on cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it explains why caste continues to be neglected in the politics of and scholarship on West Bengal, and how caste relations have permeated the politics. Description. This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the making and maintenance of a modern caste society in colonial and postcolonial West Bengal in India.

Drawing on cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it explains why caste continues to be neglected in the politics of and scholarship on West Bengal.

Summary. This volume offers for the first time a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the making and maintenance of a modern caste society in colonial and postcolonial West Bengal in India.

Drawing on cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it explains why caste continues to be neglected in the politics of and scholarship on West Bengal. Caste, Protest and Identity in Colonial India: The Namasudras of Bengal, Movement by low-caste Hindu groups and their struggles for social and political recognition have been the.

The Decline of the Caste Question: Jogendranath Mandal and the Defeat of Dalit Politics in Bengal Sen, Dwaipayan "This book undertakes a critical reexamination of this seeming nationalist resolution of the caste question by scrutinizing the processes whereby the ironing out of caste- difference was produced and situating Mandal within them.

Abstract This paper explores the institution of caste and its operation in a micro-level village setting of West Bengal, an Indian state, where state politics at grass roots level is vibrant with functioning local self-government and entrenched political by:   An example from ‘Caste, Protest and Identity in Colonial India: The Namasudras of Bengal’ by Sekhar Bandyopadhyay is as follows: The devotees of Author: Abhinav Prakash Singh.

The use of caste in politics was analysed by Rajni Kothari () in two different stages. The first stage involved intellectuals, and antagonism and resentment between high entrenched castes (like Reddi in Andhra Pradesh, Pattidars in Gujarat, Lingayats in Karnataka, Bhumihars in.

Caste, Protest and Identity in Colonial India: The Namasudras of Bengal, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay. Taylor & Francis. Back to library. Summary: From Amazon: "Movement by low-caste Hindu groups and their struggles for social and political recognition have been the subject of a number of academic studies in recent years - in.

Fed by Famine: The Hindu Mahasabha's politics of religion, caste, and relief in response to the Great Bengal Famine, – - ABHIJIT SARKAR. The Pod (Poundra Kshatriya) are a scheduled caste from Odisha and West Bengal, they are a scheduled caste. Pod castes of Bengali community displaced from erstwhile East Pakistan have been accorded the status of Scheduled Castes in the State of West Bengal.

The Pod developed a sense of self‐respect by announcing a ‘self identity’. There were 2, of them in West Bengal in   - Buy Notes On the Races, Caste and Trades of Eastern Bengal book online at best prices in india on Read Notes On the Races, Caste and Trades of Eastern Bengal book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified : James Wise Edited with an Introduction by Ananda Bhattacharyya.

The Namasudras are recognized as the lower caste people of East Bengal. They constituted the largest agrarian caste in Eastern Bengal. They gradually emerged as a well-organized community so as to.

In eastern Bengal, Haridas Thakur questioned Brahmanical texts that supported the caste system. Shri Narayana Guru proclaimed the ideals of unity for his people. He argued against treating people unequally on the basis of caste differences. Gulamgiri.

Jyotirao Phule was born inwho developed his own ideas about the injustices of caste. It’s said Bengal doesn’t have caste, or caste politics. Look at the matrimonial pages of any Bengali newspaper, as economist Abhijit Banerjee of MIT and three co-authors did, in Author: Abheek Barman.

The Decline of the Caste Question is one of a number of Dalit studies published in the past quarter of a century. In this well-researched book, Dwaipayan Sen unpacks the history of Dalit politics and of silencing the caste question in Bengal, India, over the transition from colonial to post-colonial times, focusing particularly on Jogendranath.

In eastern India, Bengali Kayasthas are believed to have evolved from a class of officials into a caste between the 5th/6th centuries and 11th/12th centuries, its component elements being putative Kshatriyas and mostly Brahmins, and likely obtained the aspect of a caste under the Sena dynasty. According to Tej Ram Sharma, an Indian historian, the Kayasthas of Bengal had not yet developed into.

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Drawing on cutting-edge multidisciplinary scholarship, it explains why caste continues to be neglected in the politics of and scholarship on West Bengal, and how Brand: Taylor And Francis.

19) 'Caste and Society in Colonial Bengal: Change and Continuity', The Journal of Social Studies, (Dhaka), No, Aprilpp 20) 'Caste and Politics in Eastern Bengal: The Namasudras and the Anti-Partition Agitation, ', Occasional Paper, Centre for South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of Calcutta, A number of historical studies have revealed that there were powerful Dalit movements among groups such as the Rajbansis and Namasudras in northern and eastern districts in colonial Bengal.

Be it politics, culture, society, history, media, education, sports, economy, business – are any of these realms untouched by the tentacles of the caste system. In Caste Matters, Suraj Yengde. This book and anti-Mandal politics in West Bengal has obliterated this aspect from Bengal’s Partition era history.

Unfortunately, the Bengali Dalit refugees failed to get rehabilitation unlike the bhadralok refugees; most still languish in camps and many had been packed off to inhospitable and hostile terrains in Dandakaranys, Andaman Islands.

A unit on caste, for example, in a thematically-organized introductory course could use Susan Bayly's contribution to the New Cambridge History of India, Nicholas Dirks' Castes of Mind, or.

Namasudras Bengal. You Searched For: as English materials including official and archival materials this incisive book on caste and identity politics in India will interest scholars and students of modern Indian history politics sociology and anthropology especially those concerned with caste and Dalit politics and Bengal pp.

Seller. Mahto or Mehto is a surname used by several castes and communities in India and Nepal. In the zamindari villages, "Mahto" was a caste-agnostic title given to the headman of a village ward. The mahto's duties were to maintain peace in his area, and collect revenue for the zamindar (feudal landlord).

In the Oraon tribal society, a mahato originally referred to the secular chief of a village. The Namasudras of Bengal, however, represent a particularly interesting and important case, given their standing as the largest Hindu caste in eastern Bengal before Partition and their apparent lack of a single, shared identity before the late 19th century/5(10).

It is a well-known fact that caste has always remained a marginal factor in the domain of organised electoral politics in West Bengal. However, the electoral decline of the Left Front sparked off some anticipation about the enhanced role of caste in the future politics of the State.

The Namasudras of Bengal, however, represent a particularly interesting and important case, given their standing as the largest Hindu caste The Namasudras of Bengal, however, represent a particularly interesting and important case, given their standing as the largest Hindu caste in eastern Bengal before Partition and their apparent lack of a /5(10).

Pdf movement by low-caste Hindu groups and their struggles for social and political recognition, this text focuses on the Namasudras of Bengal, the largest Hindu caste in Eastern Bengal.

Fromthe Hindu Download pdf launched its campaign towards the mobilization of the scheduled castes in Bengal. In eastern Bengal, in the districts of Mymensingh, Barisal and Noakhali, mobilization drives were carried out that led to heightened communal feelings as lower caste peasants were inflamed particularly during the census operations.“We focus on the eastern Indian state ebook West Bengal as our case study to show how even ebook state considered to have long outlived the politics of caste continues to be defined by it,” said Dr.

Chandra, who is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany.