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Sadgati: Satyajit Ray's Deliverance of Premchand's ‘Sadgati’

Deepti Zutshi

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter explores Satyajit Ray's Sadgati (1981), a film adaptation of Premchand's short story ‘Sadgati’ (‘Deliverance’, 1931), in terms of Ray's handling of the dalit question. It analyses the ... More


The Transparent Performer

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.05
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Whatever is done to their music, the original composers will be affected. Original repertoire is all in the public domain now. This chapter argues that far from being “faithful” to a composer's ... More


From Amalsad to Westminster

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071549
eISBN:
9780199081349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071549.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter illustrates the early life of Bhikhu Parekh and his experiences in becoming part of the British House of Lords. It begins with an account of Parekh’s childhood in Amalsad, where he talks ... More


Gandhi and the Caste System

B. R. Nanda

in Gandhi and his Critics

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195633634
eISBN:
9780199081332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195633634.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

Mahatma Gandhi was accused of acting as an apologist for the caste system in India. In 1932, he resorted to fasting ‘to block an affirmative action’ planned by Britain in favour of the outcastes, the ... More


Gandhi Against Caste

Nishikant Kolge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199474295
eISBN:
9780199091089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474295.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In 1909, while still in South Africa, Gandhi publicly decried the caste system for its inequalities. Shortly after his return to India though, he spoke of the generally beneficial aspects of caste. ... More


Chipping Away at the Caste Hierarchy

Francesca R. Jensenius

in Social Justice through Inclusion: The Consequences of Electoral Quotas in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190646608
eISBN:
9780190646646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190646608.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Chapter 8 is about recognition for SCs in Indian society, and how quotas have affected caste-based discrimination. After summarizing key findings in the literature on intragroup and intergroup ... More


‘Raghuwar Tumko Meri Laj’

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the author recalls her first encounter with Mahatma Gandhi, who she thinks represented the Hindu of Hindus, the essence of the oldest India. On her way to Gandhi's house she met ... More


Concerning Mahatma Gandhi's Activities

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Mahatma Gandhi was involved in many activities, foremost of which was to build Indian society from the ground up. He wanted to see untouchability in India abolished and sought the regeneration of ... More


Conclusion

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

Gandhi’s notion of suffering and uncritical belief that nonviolent action can “melt the stoniest heart” is a hazardous article of faith. Vykom can illustrate impediments faced today in nonviolent ... More


The Eleven Vows of Mahatma Gandhi

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Mahatma Gandhi's eleven vows, which contain the essence of his teaching in its relation to India and represent a trend in the writings of the world-intelligentsia, as well as ... More


Low Tide

B. R. Nanda

in The Nehrus: Motilal and Jawaharlal: With a New Preface

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693430
eISBN:
9780199081387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693430.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explains why Gandhi retracted his efforts for his fight against foreign rule. Motilal and Jawaharlal heard the news of Gandhi’s retreat while they were lodged in Lucknow’s district gaol. ... More


The Mahatma in Retirement

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Gandhi’s retirement from politics in the mid-1920s. It begins with a section on the role of the press in provoking the animosity between the Hindu and Muslim communities. It ... More


Battle Against Untouchability

B. R. Nanda

in In Gandhi’s Footsteps: The Life and Times of Jamnalal Bajaj

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663433
eISBN:
9780199081424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663433.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter discusses Gandhi’s fight against the practice of untouchability. The discussion starts with a section on the question of the separate electorates for the depressed classes, which Gandhi ... More


Apotheosis of the Unequal: Gandhi’s Harijan

Aishwary Kumar

in Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 1931, Gandhi introduces the name harijan (“children of God”) for the 50 million “untouchables” of India. The gesture radicalizes his phenomenology of spirit irreversibly. For it reveals, in the ... More


Pure Obsession: Pollution, Outcasts, and Exclusion

Peter Wynn Kirby

in Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834289
eISBN:
9780824870515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834289.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines social exclusion in Japan and its implications for ideas of pollution that pervade the country's wastescape and influence social relations. Focusing on certain victims of toxic ... More


Public Worship and Disputed Caste: The Santiyakappar Festival over 150 Years

David Mosse

in The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520253162
eISBN:
9780520953970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253162.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines forms of public Catholic worship and traces the history of an important Santiyakappar (St James) festival in order to show how a domain of Catholic religion was gradually ... More


The Destruction of Conservatism

Ajay Skaria

in Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698653
eISBN:
9781452953687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the first of Gandhi’s two radical conservatisms: how the immeasurable inequality of the arms-bearing warrior [Kshatriya], though disavowed by satyagrahis, nevertheless often ... More


Rediscovering the Jewish Dalit Past

Yulia Egorova and Shahid Perwez

in The Jews of Andhra Pradesh: Contesting Caste and Religion in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929214
eISBN:
9780199332977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929214.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter engages with the phenomenon of the Indian caste system and situates the Bene Ephraim community’s life in the context of the socio-economic situation of other Dalit groups in the village ... More


Twenty-First Century Casteism?: Discrimination, Hierarchy, and Politics in Contemporary Tamil Nadu

Hugo Gorringe

in Panthers in Parliament: Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199468157
eISBN:
9780199088829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468157.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Tamil Nadu witnessed a radical movement against brahminical oppression and has been dominated by political parties committed to eradicating caste inequalities since the mid-1960s. Despite this, Tamil ... More


Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Mary Elizabeth King

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the 1920s, in the south Indian village of Vykom, a nonviolent struggle sought to open to everyone the roads surrounding the Brahmin temple there. For centuries, any person or animal could walk ... More


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