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Dalit Memories and Water Rights

Mukul Sharma

in Caste and Nature: Dalits and Indian Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477562
eISBN:
9780199090969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477562.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Water is a deeply contentious issue, intersecting with caste, class, and gender in India in multifaceted ways, and producing complex cultural meanings and social hierarchies. Culturally, politically ... More


The History of Ekalavya 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0039
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the lower castes in India by citing the story of Ekalavya, the earliest version of which comes from the Mahabharata. The Ekalavya story is not only about feats of archery but ... More


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