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Breaking the Chains: Collective Action for Social Justice Among the Rural Poor in Bangladesh

By: B Kramsjo and GD Wood

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1992 | #22373 | ISBN: 1853390240
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About this book

Designed for development workers, demonstrating effective organising by the landless, describing the results of their action, and thoughts on the way forward.


Contents

Introduction, Geoffrey D. Wood; case studies, Bosse Kramsjo; greater solidarity for greater power; fights for legal control of khas resources - Khas ponds, housing, rice paddies, a marsh, a deep tubewell, vested land; resistance to exploitation by the rich - village touts, false claims for religious purposes, a fraudulent sharecropper; women fight for their rights - the life of Amena Begum from misery to dignity, women against divorce, an unregistered marriage, dignity and dowry, literacy; increasing wages and incomes - food for work, the daily wage, equal pay for equal work; income generation; popular theatre for mobilization; organizational strength for greater power - the way forward.


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