There was significant peasant resistance to colonial rule in India.  This course is conceived to convey the exploitation of the peasants and their resistance to colonial rule to the students. In other words, it traces the history of peasant resistance.  It shows how the socio-economic position of the peasantry proved to be a social force during the mass movements, culminating in the independence of India.

CO1: Understand how historians of the nationalist and subaltern schools write the history of peasant movements

CO2: Clarify the impact of colonial rule on the peasants

CO3: Critically analyze the causes and course of peasant revolts in 19th century

CO4: Understand the complex role played by peasants in India’s freedom struggle