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The Grammar of Caste: Economic Discrimination in Contemporary India

Ashwani Deshpande

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072034
eISBN:
9780199081028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072034.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines the contemporary nature of caste disparities in India by using a framework that integrates discussions on caste from other social science disciplines with those from within ... More


Democracy and Its Institutions

André Béteille

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198080961
eISBN:
9780199082049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198080961.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Democracy was inspired by the lofty ideals of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, and fraternity. These ideals led many countries to challenge the absolutist monarchies of the past. In Europe, ... More


The Remembered Village

M.N. Srinivas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book is about Rampura, a multi-caste village in princely Mysore (now part of Karnataka) as it was in 1948, the year when M. N. Srinivas did fieldwork there. As so often in human affairs, and in ... More


India’s Reforms: How They Produced Inclusive Growth

Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199915187
eISBN:
9780199933495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915187.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

While there is now consensus that liberalizing reforms have been behind the acceleration of growth in India to the current 8 to 9 percent level, critics continue to argue that opening the economy to ... More


Contradictory Lives: Baul Women in India and Bangladesh

Lisa I. Knight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199773541
eISBN:
9780199897353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773541.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the popular imagination, Bauls in West Bengal (India) and Bangladesh are depicted as a sect of musical mendicants with flowing hair clad in ocher-colored clothes and carrying a one-stringed ... More


Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Based on three years of anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, this book explores the manner that semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand and also subvert caste ... More


Cast of Characters: Setting the Rajasthani Stage

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter further describes the context of the author’s participant-observation fieldwork situation in the towns of Udaipur and Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It also presents the ... More


Ethnic Diversities, Constitutional Designs, and Public Policies in India

David Stuligross and Varshney Ashutosh

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Examines how India's constitutional provisions and public policies have dealt with the nation's four main sources of ethnic diversity—religion, language, caste, and tribe. It addresses three ... More


Patrons of the Poor: Caste Politics and Policymaking in India

Narayan Lakshman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069980
eISBN:
9780199081288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Why has there not been more progress with reducing poverty in India? Patrons of the Poor offers a rich and contemporary account of politics and policymaking in India, as it seeks to provide an answer ... More


Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Kimberley Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387421
eISBN:
9780199776771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387421.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historians of the Civil Rights era typically treat the key events of the 1950s Brown v. Board of Education — sit-ins, bus boycotts, and marches — as contributing toward a revolutionary social ... More


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