HISA 3003 Lecture 8: Peasant Revolts

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University of Virginia
History-South Asian History
HISA 3003
Nabaparna Ghosh

Thursday, February 18, 2016 Lecture VIII Peasant Revolts HISA 3003 Midterm I Structure Given February 27, 2016 Due March 3, 2016 1 Essay (Out of 2 Essay Options) Thematic (i.e. Colonialism, Nationalism, etc) Write an analytic discussing that theme bringing in both readings and lecture material 4 IDS (out of 67 IDS) Identify names or places Write why this name, place, or date is of importance Time Frame: Early 1920s Burning Questions: How true is that the peasants needed strong nationalists for their revolts? What did nationalism mean for peasants in India? How did nationalism change the character of the peasant revolutions? Two Stages of Peasant Revolt: PreGandhian Characteristics of PreGandhian Peasant Revolt: Use of violence, burning of government oces, sword ghts, use of arrows Attack on immediate perpetrators of violence: moneylenders, planters, zamindars All pointed towards a CLASS STRUGGLE 1
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