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Dangerous marginality: rethinking impurity and power

Dangerous marginality: rethinking impurity and power

Vijaisri, Priyadarshini

The book focuses on village festivals invoking the Matangi, an outcaste clan goddess in Andhra Pradesh. It explores the ambiguous category of outcaste priest and priestess whose intriguing presence appears in fleeting images in colonial archives and missological accounts. These striking personae challenge the assumptions predominant in the discourses of caste.

Publisher: Primus Books

USD 38.00

Title: Dangerous marginality: rethinking impurity and power

Author: Vijaisri, Priyadarshini

ISBN 13: 9789384082222

ISBN 10: 9384082228

Year: 2015

Pages etc.: xviii+286p., (35)b&w pls., gloss., bib., ind., 25cm.

Binding: Hardbound

Place of publication: Delhi

Publisher: Primus Books

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