The book makes an attempt to present the trajectory of colonial dominance and the resistance that it engendered in colonial India. It presents the nature of transformation triggered by the colonial State in varied fields and the beginning of resistance against different forms of entrenched dominance. It focuses on multiple zones of conflict and collective actions of diverse social groups. It also aims to explore and debate the plurality of resistance and the nature of their manifestation. It addresses the issue of how new identities were forged among the oppressed and how they came out with new strategies for resistance and survival.
The book explores the Indian experience on the formation of identities and forms of resistance. The contributors have investigated the theme of dominance and resistance decoding the structures of dominance and exploring the multiple and diverse forms of resistance.