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ĀVARNA CHRISTIANS AND CONVERSION MOVEMENTS

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263777
eISBN:
9780191714191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter focuses on the conversion of āvarnas in India. Some communities have seemed much more open to the Gospel and more susceptible to turning to the Christian faith than others. Mass ... More


ADIVĀSI 1 MOVEMENTS IN THE NORTH‐EAST

Robert Eric Frykenberg

in Christianity in India: From Beginnings to the Present

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263777
eISBN:
9780191714191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263777.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Church History

From the mid-19th century onwards, indigenously led conversion movements drew scores of separate tribal (adivāsi) peoples toward Christian faith in all of the eastern mountain frontiers. It is ... More


South India

Daniel Jeyaraj

in Christianity in South and Central Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439824
eISBN:
9781474465366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439824.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

South Indian Christians trace their history to the ministry of the Apostle Thomas in modern-day Kerala and in Mylapore. Orthodox Christianity in South India has most complex history. Members are ... More


The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai

William Elison

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226494876
eISBN:
9780226495064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226495064.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Mumbai is not usually considered a holy city. Yet for many, if not most, people who live there, the neighborhood streets are shared with local gods and guardian spirits. This innovative ethnography ... 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


Environment and Ecology Under British Rule

Mahesh Rangarajan

in India and the British Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199259885
eISBN:
9780191744587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259885.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

The colonial era was a watershed in India's environmental history in a host of ways, but changes that were unleashed from the late nineteenth century onwards have to be set against a long-term ... More


A Narrative on the Toda and Its Problems

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Landscapes and the Law: Environmental Politics, Regional Histories, and Contests over Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199499748
eISBN:
9780199099283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199499748.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter two enquires into the contrasting narratives of the Nilgiri landscape and the people inhabiting it. It discusses the projections of romantic and progressive ideals onto the mountain ... More


Urban Tribal At Home in Filmistan

William Elison

in The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226494876
eISBN:
9780226495064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226495064.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter returns to Filmistan. Ethnographic fieldwork with Vikas, who lives in a part of the grounds known as "the Village," reveals that the whole studio was built on top of a hamlet settled by ... More


Expanding Contract Tribal Space and Official Knowledge

William Elison

in The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226494876
eISBN:
9780226495064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226495064.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter takes up the history of the Warlis, a tribal (adivasi) community that stakes a claim of autochthony to parts of Maharashtra, including parts of the Mumbai (Suburban) District. Central to ... More


Immanent Domains Exhibits and Evidence in the Forest

William Elison

in The Neighborhood of Gods: The Sacred and the Visible at the Margins of Mumbai

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226494876
eISBN:
9780226495064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226495064.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter 6 is about the tribal inhabitants of wooded areas to the west of Filmistan, including the Sanjay Gandhi National Park and the Film City production facility. A series of legal arguments ... More


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


Demystifying Democracy in the Dalit–Bahujan, Adivasi, and Feminist Discourses

Krishna Swamy Dara

in Political Science: Volume 3: Indian Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198082224
eISBN:
9780199082452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the role of democracy and feminism in Indian political thought based on adivasi and Dalit-bahujan discourses. It explores the question of Buddhist identity through works on ... More


Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Ulrich Demmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Locating the politics of ethical collective identities in postcolonial South India, this work explores the ways in which different cultural communities forge their self-understandings in terms of ... More


Representing the Adivasi: Limits and Possibilities of Postcolonial Theory

Rashmi Varma

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter takes head-on Spivak’s conceptualization of the subaltern not just as a position of ‘social, economic and political subordination’ but as one of ‘radical, and indeed an irretrievable ... More


Introduction

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The Introduction presents the main arguments and the outline of the book. It describes why postcolonial anthropology, the study of identities, and an anthropology of ethics need another concept of ... More


Indigenous Ethical Horizons: Jēnu Kuṟumba Adivasi Views

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter two presents the ethnographic background and describes the region of fieldwork, the northern Nilgiris in south India. The paragraphs outline the social patterns of the area and in particular ... More


Governmentality, Adivasi Infrapolitics, and Everyday Life

Ulrich Demmer

in Towards Another Reason: Identity Politics and Ethical Worlds in South India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199466818
eISBN:
9780199087303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466818.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter six examines (in an excursus) the everyday politics of modern state governmentality and the infrapolitics of the Jēnu Kuṟumba. It details the Jēnu Kuṟumba practice of everyday politics, as ... More


Perils of Productivity

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

The fourth chapter traces the rise of the productivity ideal in agriculture and introduces the ‘good farmer’ of Malwa, who draws upon the scientific discourse of productivity to claim a greater share ... More


Conclusion: Digital India and the Politics and Geopolitics of Information

Pradip Ninan Thomas

in The Politics of Digital India: Between Local Compulsions and Transnational Pressures

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780199494620
eISBN:
9780199097869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494620.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a background to some of the challenges faced by the Indian State in its attempt to remain a sovereign nation in matters related to the digital. It specifically highlights the IP ... More


Hindutva Incorporation and Socioconomic Exclusion: The Adivasi Dilemma

Nandini Sundar

in Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190078171
eISBN:
9780190099589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190078171.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Nandini Sundar examines the conditions and discursive strategies utilized by the BJP to contribute to building an extensive Adivasi (tribal) voter base that continues to support the BJP despite the ... More


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