The Sundarbans: Folk Deities, Monsters and Mortals

1st Edition

Sutapa Chatterjee Sarkar

Published June 21, 2017
Reference - 202 Pages
ISBN 9781138103702 - CAT# Y336635

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The book is about the colonization of the Sunderbans that began with the coming of the British. For two centuries, land-hungry peasants strove to transform the tidal forest vegetation into an agro- ecosystem dominated by paddy fields and fish culture. The construction of a permanent railroad led to the spreading of the co- operative movement, the formation of peasant organizations, and finally culminated in open rebellion by the peasants (tebhaga).

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