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

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Sharecroppers Movement in Bengal

Sharecroppers' Movement in Bengal Ranajit Das Gupta Sharecropping and Share Croppers' Struggles in Bengal 1930-1950 by Adrienne Cooper; K P Bagchi and Company, Calcutta; pp 360, Rs 225, THE book under review is an important addition to the literature on evolution of sharecropping (barga system) and sharecroppers' (bargadars or adhairs) struggles in Bengal during the first half of the 20th century with special focus on the tebhaga movement of 1946-47. Adriene Coqper combines the methods of oral history, particularly interviews with leaders and activists of the movement, with conventional ones like consultation of archival materials as well as of secondary sources.

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