Champaran Satyagraha: Retrieving Some Forgotten Heroes

Sajjad, M. and Sahil, A.A. (2018) Champaran Satyagraha: Retrieving Some Forgotten Heroes. History and Sociology of South Asia, 12 (1). pp. 16-31. ISSN 22308075

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This essay primarily concerns itself with attempting to retrieve contributions of some of the local and regional leaders of the Champaran Satyagraha Movement who have largely been left out by the existing literature. Further, it draws upon some of the unexplored archival sources as well as some vernacular literatures, mainly Hindi besides memoirs as well as newspaper reports have been used for the study. Yet, one faces huge constraints of evidences to find answers to many pertinent questions, which emerge after delving into the subject. This essay has been able to cull out significant information about the contributions of Pir Munis, mostly through the memoirs of the Hindi literatures and Hindi newspaper, Pratap. There is still a need to trace out many other sources to find out details about many other local leaders, who have been mentioned in this essay. Besides retrieving the roles played out by the local leaders and vernacular intelligentsia at great personal risks of state repression, this essay brings out that the agrarian problems of Champaran still suffers from something which has been inherited as a legacy during the colonial era, and even after seven decades post-independence many issues remains unresolved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Social Sciences > Department of History
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2018 04:30
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2018 04:30

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