index
Abhiy¯ an Samit¯ı for Land Reforms
and Labor Rights, 19, 76, 107
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 12, 14, 23, 68, 116,
220, 253
Africa, 36
agency, 2, 4, 13–15, 74, 75, 114, 168,
187, 191, 203–4, 210
agrarian, agricultural class structure,
77; cycle of, 86, 102, 225; economy of,
113; hierarchy of, 72; households in,
72, 101–9; labor and activity in, 5, 6,
70–72, 102, 163; production within,
6, 34, 70, 71–76, 98, 101–9, 191; rela-
tions within, 4; structure of, 17
Ahearn, Laura, 15, 74
akhara, 193, 196, 217
aliya, 260
Allahabad (district), 9, 15, 84–91, 101–
8, 256
‘‘Ambedkar’’ villages, 96
anuloma, 46, 136, 203, 217
arhar, 41, 121, 152
Arya Samaj movement, 246
Atara (village), 15, 38, 75–77, 93, 99–
101, 121–22, 128–30, 134, 142–45,
147, 150
Awadhi (village), 32, 216
Ayodhya, 29, 101, 120, 156, 179
ballad of millstone. See grinding
songs
barat, 1, 67, 119, 137, 163, 197–99, 202
Barsara (village), 15, 40–42, 66–67,
75, 82, 83–84, 91, 94, 148, 152, 177,
222, 240–41, 257
Banhwan (village), 167, 170, 176
Benaras (city), 15, 16, 23, 155, 163–68,
179, 188, 192, 229, 230
Bengal, 11, 82, 97, 106–7
Bengalin (female inhabitant of Ben-
gal), 55–57, 69
bhadralok, 11–12
bhadramahil¯a, 9
Bhagirathi Devi, 44–46, 91, 128, 140–
41, 145–46
bhajan (spiritual song), 23–31
Bhakti, 31, 232
Bharatiya Jan Sewa Ashram,
Badlapur, 76, 96, 259
Bharatiya Samajwadi Party (bsp), 96
Bhojpuri language, 2, 32, 159, 179,
194, 212, 219, 222
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