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Wage Labour and Unfreedom in Agriculture: An Indian Case Study

V. K. Ramachandran

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198286479
eISBN:
9780191684524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198286479.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book addresses the question of how it is that so much growth and technical change can take place in agriculture and yet leave the position of agricultural labourers relatively unchanged. Much ... More


The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India

Francis Cody

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452024
eISBN:
9780801469022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452024.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Since the early 1990s hundreds of thousands of Tamil villagers in southern India have participated in literacy lessons, science demonstrations, and other events designed to transform them into active ... More


Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208049
eISBN:
9780520918795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208049.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Why would love for their language lead several men in southern India to burn themselves alive in its name? This book analyzes the discourses of love, labor, and life that transformed Tamil into an ... More


Peopling the Suburbs

Nikhil Rao

in House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the formation of a new lower-white-collar middle class in the early decades of the twentieth century. In particular, it points to the migrants from southern India as the ... More


South Indian Foragers’ Conflict Management in Comparative Perspective

Peter M. Gardner

in War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Eighteen different foraging peoples were among the so-called “hill tribes” that once inhabited the scattered, forested ranges in India's four southernmost states. Although a few are near neighbors to ... More


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