Selected Subaltern Studies

By Ranajit Guha; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak | Go to book overview

Glossary
Adivasi Autochthonous population; member of an In-
dian tribe
Arkati A recruiter of labour for plantations, roadworks,
railways, etc.
Arzi Petition
Asahyog Non-cooperation
Ashraf Well-born; a person of rank; Muslim gentleman
Avatar Incarnation
Ayurveda Traditional Indian system of medicine
Bahi-khata Account book
Bajra A kind of Indian millet
Bania Merchant
Barati A member of a wedding party
Begar Forced labour
Bedakhali Ejectment; eviction from land held as tenant/
subtenant
Bharat Younger brother of the Hindu mythical hero
Rama. Bharat is the indigenous name for India.
Bhaiyachara 'Brotherhood'; a form of tenure in which estates
are held by the descendants of a common stock
and the shares and responsibility for government
demand are fixed in proportion to the actual area
occupied by each share.
Bidroha Rebellion; uprising

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