Ranajit Guha

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Ranajit Guha (born 1923) is a historian of South Asia who was greatly influential in the Subaltern Studies group, and was the editor of several of the group's early anthologies. He migrated from India to the UK in the 1960s, and currently lives in Vienna, Austria.

His Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India is widely considered to be a classic. Aside from this, his founding statement in the first volume of Subaltern Studies set the agenda for the Subaltern Studies group, defining the "subaltern" as "the demographic difference between the total Indian population and all those whom we have described as the ‘elite’."

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  • A rule of property for Bengal : an essay on the idea of permanent settlement, Paris : Mouton & Co., 1963, New edition: Duke University Press, ISBN 0822317613
  • Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1983, New edition: Duke Univ Press, 1999, ISBN 0822323486 - a classic of Subaltern Studies
  • Guha, Ranajit, "" (Italian Academy Lectures), Columbia University Press 2002
  • An Indian Historiography of India: A Nineteenth Century Agenda & Its Implications. Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi & Company. 1988.
  • Dominance without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India, Harvard University Press, 1998
  • The Small Voice of History, Permanent Black,......
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