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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


Can Śivaṉ Be “Re‐Formed”?: The Changing Festival Patterns in the Village of Murukapuḻa

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Murukapula is a modestly sized village in the south of Kerala which looks out onto the backwaters leading to the sea and has a huge Roman Catholic church for its large population of fishermen. The ... More


Travels in the Body: Technologies of Waste in the Chinese Diaspora

Deborah L. Madsen

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The theme of toilets in particular, and waste in general, permeates the cultural production of the Chinese diaspora. This chapter analyzes the toilet as an element of material culture that usually ... 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


Discrimination and Human Rights Law: Combating Racism

THEO VAN BOVEN

in Discrimination and Human Rights: The Case of Racism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246038
eISBN:
9780191697531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246038.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes the different ways of fighting racism through the human rights law. The first section explores the perception of racism as an alien phenomenon and the denial and ... More


Missing Fields: The ‘Untouchable’ Migrants of Partition

Ravinder Kaur

in Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes the resettlement of untouchable non-Muslims. It also considers how to reach a group that is not part of the popular imagination and whose history of migration has never been ... More


The Untouchables (1987)

Douglas Keesey

in Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628466973
eISBN:
9781628467024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628466973.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the complexities of the 1987 film, The Untouchables, one of De Palma's biggest box-office hits. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, The Untouchables shows Treasury agent Eliot Ness ... More


Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste

Toral Jatin Gajarawala

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245246
eISBN:
9780823250783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245246.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Untouchable Fictions considers the crisis of literary realism -- progressive, rural, regionalist, experimental -- in order to derive an aesthetic and political genealogy for the explosion in the last ... More


Imagining Justice

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter outlines the role of the modernist narrative in linking ethics and politics using the novel Untouchable (1935) by Indian writer Mulk Raj Anand as an example. The novel tells ... More


Comparative Colonialisms: Joyce, Anand, and the Question of Engagement

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter tackles the question of colonialism by exploring the connection between James Joyce and Mulk Raj Anand. It examines the complex correspondences that link Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist ... More


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