ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BIHAR- Agrarian Movement in Jehanabad

BIHAR Agrarian Movement in Jehanabad (By a Special Correspondent) DURING the last few years, a tierce agrarian struggle is being waged in the South and Western Bihar districts of Patna, Bhojpur, Gaya, Nalanda and Aurangabad. Centuries- old feudal domination is being challenged by the landless and poor peasants, mostly belonging to the harijan and other backward castes. In its spread, the movement today covers a much wider area than in the sixties when the attempts by left parties and groupings to organise the poor peasantry were made. The struggle and the ensuing conflict, with the organs of the state ranged behind the landlords and the rich peasantry, reflect the sharpening of the class struggle in an area pregnant with possibilities of new class alignments and release of productive forces.

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