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Claiming power from below: Dalits and the subaltern question in India

Claiming power from below: Dalits and the subaltern question in India

Bhagavan, Manu et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9780198063483, 0198063482

This volume investigates a wide variety of issues related to Dalit politics and literature. It also brings together pertinent case studies from different regions and sectors -- the politics of the Chamars of Uttar Pradesh; the multiple identities of backward-cast Muslims; colonial oppression of peasants in Bombay Presidency etc.

Colonial clerks: a social history of deprivation and domination

Colonial clerks: a social history of deprivation and domination

Chakrabarti, Dalia

ISBN: 9788170742876, 8170742870

This book reconstructs experience of deprivation and domination on the part of clerks in East-India Company employment and later in colonial civil service.

Colonial medical care in north India: gender, state, and society, C.1840-1920

Colonial medical care in north India: gender, state, and society, C.1840-1920

Sehrawat, Samiksha

ISBN: 9780198096603, 0198096607

Exploring the social history of hospitals through the experiences of Indian troops and women, this book examines how medical care was introduced, expanded, and funded by the colonial state in north India.

Colonialism, modernity, and religious identities: religious reforms movements in South Asia

Colonialism, modernity, and religious identities: religious reforms movements in South Asia

Beckerlegge, Gwilym (ed.)

ISBN: 9780195692143, 0195692144

Exploring the changing relationships between religion and the socio-political context, this volume analyses the experience of individuals and religious groups and also the movements during the colonial period and after.

Coming out of partition: refugee women of Bengal, foreword by Tanika Sarkar

Coming out of partition: refugee women of Bengal, foreword by Tanika Sarkar

Chakravartty, Gargi

ISBN: 9788188575459, 8188575453

A comparative study of the Muslim women of the two Bengals in the post-partition period.

Communal identity in India: its construction and articulation in the twentieth century

Communal identity in India: its construction and articulation in the twentieth century

Chakrabarty, Bidyut (ed.)

ISBN: 9780195673418, 0195673417

The essays explore both the circumstances and the forms in which identity, communal identity in particular, is recast in a transitional post-colonial society like India.

Community warriors: state, peasants and caste armies in Bihar

Community warriors: state, peasants and caste armies in Bihar

Kumar, Ashwani

ISBN: 9781843317098, 1843317095

Community Warriors features a lucid narrative style which facilitates a seamless passage through the sociocultural history of post-independence Bihar and unravles the disturbing aspects of the march of democracy in the enigmatic 'heart of India'.

The concept of hero in Indian culture

The concept of hero in Indian culture

Bruckner, Heidrun (b.1949) et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9788173047107, 8173047103

Contains fourteen papers dealing with the hero and the concept of hero as found in different kinds of sources, such as written, oral, ethnographic in different regions of India. The authors of the papers includes scholars of Indology, history, religion, literature, politics and anthropology.

A constituency suitable for ladies: and other social histories of Indian elections

A constituency suitable for ladies: and other social histories of Indian elections

Singer, Wendy

ISBN: 9780195679007, 0195679008

This book focuses on the Indian tradition, since before independence, of establishing separate electoral constituencies for women. It examines the evolution of women as special catagory in Indian politics.

Contestations and accommodations: Mewat and Meos in Mughal India

Contestations and accommodations: Mewat and Meos in Mughal India

Bhardwaj, Suraj Khan

ISBN: 9780199086795, 0199086796

'Contestations and Accommodations' charts the social, economic, and political history of Mewat from the 13th to the early 18th centuries. Denting the conventional image of communities in medieval India as self-sufficient, changeless, and autonomous entities, this book takes up the case of Meo community of Mewat to argue that communities have regularly undergone profound socio-economic changes. ...

Cooking cultures: convergent histories of food and feeling

Cooking cultures: convergent histories of food and feeling

Banerjee-Dube, Ishita (ed.)

ISBN: 9781107140363, 1107140366

Narratives of the excluded: caste issues in colonial India

Narratives of the excluded: caste issues in colonial India

Basu, Raj Sekhar et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9788170743057, 8170743052

This book explores different aspects of the histories of the Dalit communities in colonial India. The essays bring together a variety of issues that have helped in framing Dalit identity and consciousness today, the roots of which go back to the colonial period.

Cosmopolitan connections: the Sindhi diaspora, 1860-2000

Cosmopolitan connections: the Sindhi diaspora, 1860-2000

Falzon, Mark-Anthony

ISBN: 9780195676075, 0195676076

This volume looks at Hindu Sindhis - a diasporic group of Indian traders. The volume draws on anthropological field research as well as archival sources in Mumbai, London, and Malta to portray a cosmopolitan group united by ties of kinship and community.

Crossing thresholds: feminist essays in social history India

Crossing thresholds: feminist essays in social history India

Kosambi, Meera

ISBN: 9788178241821, 817824182X

The notion of the threshold, indicating the restricted periphery of the `women's place' in family and society, was firmly embedded in the psyche of nineteenth-century women in Western India. Yet some remarkable and articulate women (who are the focus of this book) `transgressed' patriarchal boundaries-crossing thresholds, literally and metaphorically-to make their mark in the public sphere. The...

Cultural contours of North-east India

Cultural contours of North-east India

Datta, Birendranath

ISBN: 9780198075578, 019807557X

An engrossing account of the emergence of the cultural matrix of North-east India, the essays in this volume explore folklore and mythology, relations between tribals and non-tribals, and historical and cultural relations between the residing populace.

Cultural history of Maharashtra and Goa

Cultural history of Maharashtra and Goa

Mahajan, Malati

ISBN: 9788185067230, 8185067236

Culture communities and change

Culture communities and change

Joshi, Varsha (ed.)

ISBN: 9788170337478, 817033747X

A collection of interdisciplinary papers dealing with the culture, history and traditions of Rajasthan.

Dalit studies

Dalit studies

Rawat, Ramnarayan et al. (ed.)

ISBN: 9788178245119, 8178245116

In recovering the long history of Dalit struggles againt caste violence, exclusion, and discrimination, this book outlines a new agenda for the study of India, enabling a significant reconsideration of many of the Indian academy's core assumptions.

Dalit studies, ed. by Ramnarayan S. Rawat and K. Satyanarayana

Dalit studies, ed. by Ramnarayan S. Rawat and K. Satyanarayana


ISBN: 9788178244860, 8178244861

In recovering the long history of Dalit struggles against caste violence, exclusion, and discrimination, this book outlines a new agenda for the study of India, enabling a significant reconsideration of many of the Indian academy's core assumptions.

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