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Introduction

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Introduction lays out the central themes of the book. It argues that the Dhanka, like other tribal communities in India, must undertake a great deal of imaginative work to occupy the tribal role ... More


Who Are the Dhanka?

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the difficulties created by the tribal role that groups such as the Dhanka must occupy in order to be able to claim state affirmative action benefits and protections in India ... More


A Traffic in Marriage

Megan Moodie

in We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Five describes the emergence of annual collective weddings, known as samuhikvivaha, as the centerpiece of Dhanka articulations of tribal identity. Such weddings allow the values of the era of ... More


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