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Breaking the Chains

By Bosse Kramsjo
ISBN: 9781853390241
Shows how the landless poor of Bangladesh have worked to determine their own future, independent of the existing power structure. Demonstrates effective organizing by the landless, the results of their action, and thoughts on the way forward.

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  • Synopsis
    Shows how the landless poor of Bangladesh have worked to determine their own future, independent of the existing power structure. Demonstrates effective organizing by the landless, the results of their action, and thoughts on the way forward.
  • Table of Contents
    FOREWORD by Famque Ahmed vi
    PREFACE vii
    GLOSSARY viii
    PART ONE: INTRODUCTION by Geoffrey D. Wood 1
    PART TWO: CASE STUDIES by Bosse Kramsjo 35
    Greater solidarity for greater power 37
    Fights for legal control ofkhas resources 41
    Khas ponds; Housing; Rice paddies; A marsh;
    A deep tubewell; Vested land
    Resistance to exploitation by the rich 62
    Village touts; False claims for religious purposes;
    A fraudulent sharecropper
    Women fight for their rights 70
    The life of Amena Begum from misery to dignity;
    Women against divorce; An unregistered marriage;
    Dignity and dowry; Literacy
    Increasing wages and incomes 82
    Food for work; The daily wage;
    Equal pay for equal work
    Income generation 91
    Popular theatre for mobilization 95
    Organizational strength for greater power -
    the way forward 100
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Bosse Kramsjo
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 112
    Format Paperback / softback