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God of Justice

William S. Sax

in God of Justice: Ritual Healing and Social Justice in the Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335866
eISBN:
9780199868919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335866.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter begins with a brief description of the oppression endured by the lowest castes, the Harijans, in Garhwal. It then introduces Bhairav, the deity to whom the Harijans turn when they are ... More


The Universe of Agriculture

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes the village's general preoccupation with agriculture, land, and other objects or events either incidental to, or derived from, agriculture. It did not take long for a visitor ... More


Relations Between Castes

M.N. Srinivas

in The Remembered Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077459
eISBN:
9780199081165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077459.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter suggests that the Rampura villager's relation with other human beings was mediated through caste. Every caste had a traditional occupation and the various castes of a region were ... More


The Other Sikhs: The Sikhs of Shillong, 1897–1996*

Himadri Banerjee

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores the Sikh’s dispersal within India, an area which has been studied less than their migration to the West. The author focuses on the ways in which Sikhs have moved into an area of ... More


Displacement and Exile: The State-Refugee Relations in India

Abhijit Dasgupta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461172
eISBN:
9780199086986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461172.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Population and Demography

This volume highlights some emerging issues in the study of displaced persons in India, like the agency and voices of people who flee across an international border, the identities they forge for ... More


Residues of Partition: Displaced Bengalis in West Bengal

Abhijit Dasgupta

in Displacement and Exile: The State-Refugee Relations in India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199461172
eISBN:
9780199086986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461172.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Population and Demography

This chapter examines some aspects of state–refugee relations in West Bengal in the wake of 1947 Partition, and explains the factors that led to conflict between a monolithic state and some ... More


Travancore Society: Early Stirrings of Organized Opposition against Caste

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/9780199452668.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Hindu caste system developed over thousands of years into a prominent method of social demarcation based on a hierarchy whose placement related to theoretical degrees of purity. To avoid ... More


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