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India in Comparative Perspective

Jean Drèze and Amartya Sen

in India: Development and Participation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199257492
eISBN:
9780191717826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257492.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter compares India's development with that of other countries. It also considers development in Indian states such as Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. Regional variations in experiences and ... More


Becoming Sufficiently Developed in Himachal Pradesh, or How Religion Became a Problem

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

On March 18, 1948, Indian nationalist Sardar Patel informed Himachali politicians that the region of Himachal Pradesh was not ready for self-governance or autonomous statehood. The disappointment of ... More


Ordinary Miraculousness: Farmers and Pharmacists Practice the Science of Religion

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the emergence and development of Himachal's vernacular science of religion, a discourse that has come to define the shape and scope of Himachali religion. Struggling to ... More


Himachal Pradesh

Govind Bhattacharjee

in Special Category States of India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460830
eISBN:
9780199086528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Himachal Pradesh which at independence was a conglomeration of some 30 princely states that merged into the Indian Union in 1948, had to struggle hard and long to attain full statehood. This chapter ... More


God Is a Beggar: Land Reforms Create Religion as a Separate Sphere

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the various transformations inaugurated by land reforms which facilitated the emergence of Himachali religion. It shows that while the reforms undercut the material relations ... More


Managing Religion: Government, Gūrs, and Gods

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter investigates an anxiety that emerged as the state government asserted itself in more areas—such as regulating festivals, limiting the authority of temple officers to decide local ... More


What Is This Thing Called Religion?

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to tell the story of the arrival and maturation of the idea that Himachal has a religion of its own. The core narrative—which traces ... More


Cultivating Religion amid the Conflicting Desires of Goats, Gods, and Government

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Early records show that animal sacrifice has long been a common compulsory component of local rites in the region of Himachal Pradesh. As recently as the early 1960s, there was virtually no debate ... More


Negotiating Religion: Normalization, Abjection, and Enrichment

Mark Elmore

in Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290532
eISBN:
9780520964648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290532.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how “religion” circulates from margin to center and back, starting in the remote villages of the upper Himalayas, traveling through a small regional city and into the state ... More


Binding Fictions: Contradicting Facts and Judicial Constraints in a Narcotics Case in Himachal Pradesh

Daniela Berti

in Regimes of Legality: Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199456741
eISBN:
9780199085477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199456741.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The chapter examines the relationship between state legislation, court proceedings, and investigative practices by referring to the ethnography of a narcotic case tried in a Session Court in Himachal ... More


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