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Introduction: Caste Fictions

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:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In this chapter, Bhat caste history and identity are presented, with particular attention paid to these bards’ claims to be “traditional” puppeteers. It is shown that such a claim, like many others ... More


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


 Words That Breach Walls:Women's Rituals in Rajasthan

Lindsey Harlan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores women's ritual practices in Rajasthan, North India. It emphasizes the permeability of domestic space, the flexibility of the term “domestic”, and the continuity between domicile ... More


States of Birth

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the states of birth of the judges. The ninety-three judges were born in sixteen of the twenty-five states which existed in the 1980s. Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are ... More


The Princess of the Musicians: Rāni Bhañiyāõi and the Māngaṇiārs of Western Rajasthan

Shubha Chaudhuri

in Theorizing the Local: Music, Practice, and Experience in South Asia and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331370
eISBN:
9780199868087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331370.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The tale of princess Rāni Bhañiyāõi's suicide and subsequent appearance as a spirit has served as a foundational narrative for the practices of local, Muslim, mānganiār musicians, Hindu patrons, and ... More


Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India

Rita Brara

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673012
eISBN:
9780199081813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673012.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book goes into the realm of villagers who depend on a combination of private farms and common grazing lands for a livelihood. It concentrates on the social framing of village commons and its ... More


We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Megan Moodie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226252995
eISBN:
9780226253183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What are the horizons of hope and possibility for subaltern groups in contemporary India? We were adivasisis an ethnography of collective aspiration among a marginalized urban community known as the ... More


Guest is God: Pilgrimage, Tourism, and Making Paradise in India

Drew Thomases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190883553
eISBN:
9780190883584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883553.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religion and Society

This book is based on ethnographic fieldwork in Pushkar, a Hindu pilgrimage site in northwestern India whose population of 20,000 sees an influx of two million visitors each year. Since the 1970s, ... More


The Supra-regional Orbits of the North and the South: c. ad 800 to c. ad 1000

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in The Geopolitical Orbits of Ancient India: The Geographical Frames of the Ancient Indian Dynasties

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198069898
eISBN:
9780199080052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069898.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The history of the Deccan was essentially the history of the Rashtrakutas for more than 200 years between ad 753 and ad 975. There was war throughout the history of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. But even ... More


Neolithic-Chalcolithic and Iron-Bearing Cultures Beyond the Harappan Distribution Zone

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter looks beyond the Harappan distribution zone and studies sites in the mountains in the north, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Deccan, and eastern India. The purpose is to build up ... More


Dispossession without Development: Land Grabs in Neoliberal India

Michael Levien

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190859152
eISBN:
9780190872830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190859152.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Since the mid-2000s, India has been beset by widespread farmer protests against “land grabs.” Dispossession without Development argues that beneath these conflicts lay a profound transformation in ... More


Discrepant Ecologies in a North Indian Qasba: Protected Trees, Degraded River

Ann Grodzins Gold

in Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390595
eISBN:
9789888390281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390595.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Ethnographic fieldwork in the municipality of Jahazpur, a market town and sub-district headquarters in North India, reveals contrasting roles of religiosity and identity in environmental protection. ... More


Introduction

Rita Brara

in Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673012
eISBN:
9780199081813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673012.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter attempts to understand the representations of the village and village commons as the ongoing social production of residents and outsiders. There are two types of ownership in relation to ... More


Commons' Policy as Practice: The State of Rajasthan (1955–95)

Rita Brara

in Shifting Landscapes: The Making and Remaking of Village Commons in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673012
eISBN:
9780199081813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673012.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter argues that the act of translating what were conventionally identified as village pastoral lands in 1947 into a legal, written record in 1955 resulted in distortions that militated ... More


Sachin Pilot

Pradeep Chhibber and Harsh Shah

in India Tomorrow: Conversations with the Next Generation of Political Leaders

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190125837
eISBN:
9780190991456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190125837.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Sachin Pilot, a senior Congress politician, is the son of Rajesh Pilot who was also a Congress Party leader. Sachin has been a two-time MP, a union cabinet minister, an MLA, the state president of ... More


Electricity Distribution in Rajasthan: Unbundling the Recurrent Failures of a Politicized Sector

Siddharth Sareen

in Mapping Power: The Political Economy of Electricity in India's States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199487820
eISBN:
9780199093755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199487820.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Rajasthan went from very low levels of electrification and limited capacity to high levels of electricity consumption, greater access, and greater generating capacity over the last two decades. An ... More


The Shastri-Gandhi Years, 1964–74: The Internal Dynamics

Ashok Kapur

in Pokhran and Beyond: India's Nuclear Weapons Capability

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195667547
eISBN:
9780199081790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195667547.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on the pattern of Indian leadership behaviour on the issues of Indian nuclear testing and the question of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It provides an assessment of the ... More


India’s Rurality and Its Different Faces

A. Damodaran

in Encircling the Seamless: India, Climate Change, and the Global Commons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066750
eISBN:
9780199080106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066750.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In his analysis of ‘rurality’ and its role in obstructing modernization, Tom Nairn (1997) sees a connection between seclusion and agricultural growth and provides insights on how seclusion reinforces ... More


The States and Lok Sabha Polls 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0051
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the elections of Lok Sabha and the electoral outcome of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP pledged to provide a stable government but is faced with insistent demands from ... More


At Home in the Studio: The Sound of Manganiyar Music Going Popular

Shalini Ayyagari

in More Than Bollywood: Studies in Indian Popular Music

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199928835
eISBN:
9780199369751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928835.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter grapples with the changing interactions with sound as an object among the Manganiyar, a hereditary community of professional musicians in western Rajasthan, India. No longer able to ... More


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