International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part B (2018)
Towards developing a historical understanding of peasant movement
In sociology, among the range of social movement, peasant movement is studied under rural sociology. It is to note that several tribal revolt and peasant movements took place long before the beginning of organised national movement for independence. However, conventionally this subject is studied largely under the nationalist historiography which covers peasant/tribal movement as an extension of national movement. There are various approaches and perspectives to study peasant movement among which nationalist historiography is a major one. The major shift to approach the peasant movement took place with the rise of subaltern studies, which too has some limitations. Using both historical and sociological method, present paper aims to critically examine the developing trends of the study of peasant/tribal movement both historically and sociologically. It also seeks to explore the place of peasant study in a more inter-disciplinary manner rather fixing it in the discipline of history or sociology.
How to cite this article:
Akanksha Verma. Towards developing a historical understanding of peasant movement. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(2):108-111.