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Revisiting Swami Sahajanand

A response to “Peasants and Their Interlocutors: Swami Sahajanand, Walter Hauser and the Kisan Sabha” (EPW, 16 May 2020) by Manish Thakur and Nabanipa Bhattacharjee argues for a more nuanced understanding of agrarian class relations by incorporating the significance of caste, without underestimating the significance of the struggles of the Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha against zamindari oppression. A need for a degree of moderation in judging the transformative impact of Sahajanand and the BPKS is thereby highlighted.
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