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The Lack of Muslim Vulnerability

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how the phantasmagoria of the Muslim is drawn from certain culinary and dietary habits, most clearly stereotyped in the meat eater or butcher. This stereotype manifests in the ... More


Postscript

Parvis Ghassem-Fachandi

in Pogrom in Gujarat: Hindu Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Violence in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151762
eISBN:
9781400842599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151762.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter looks at the aftermath of the pogrom in 2002. Since then, almost every year has seen small altercations such as stone throwing between residents in specific areas of the city. ... More


Four The Politicization of Dalit Women: Jhuria’s Story

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the politicization of an illiterate old woman, Jhuria, who belonged to the Chamar caste of Shahabpur, got influenced by the ongoing Bahujan–Dalit politics. It narrates the ... More


Two Telling Nehru and Aspiring for Freedom

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter documents the Dalit politics of remembrance of Pandit Nehru in village Shahabpur. Since Shahabpur was a part of the Phulpur parliamentary constituency from where Nehru contested and won ... More


Three History Produces Politics: A Narrative of the Nara–Maveshi Movement in Uttar Pradesh *

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter focuses on how the Nara–Maveshi Movement (NMM) — a social movement, begun by the Chamars in north India around the 1950s to shed their demeaning caste-based profession — was one of the ... More


Human Rights as Practice: Dalit Women Securing Livelihood Entitlements in South India

Jayshree P. Mangubhai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095453
eISBN:
9780199082650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095453.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book is based on ethnographic fieldwork in three villages in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where Dalit women engage in struggles to secure or protect livelihood entitlements such as ... More


Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Aishwary Kumar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is by now clear that the rhetoric and practice of democracy in the modern nonwest has irreversibly transformed the European meanings of the concept. Crucial to this transformation has been the ... More


Opening Up the Black Box?: Sociologists and the Study of Schooling in India

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the sociology of schooling in India, and describes the contours of this field of research. It highlights the failure to realize the full potential of sociological research in ... More


The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society in India

David Mosse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520253162
eISBN:
9780520953970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253162.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The Saint in the Banyan Tree is a nuanced and historically persuasive exploration of Christianity's remarkable trajectory as a social and cultural force in southern India. It skillfully combines ... More


From Social Reform to Social Protest: Gender and Caste Politics in Kusum Kumar’s ‘Listen Shefali’ (Suno Shefali)

Nandi Bhatia

in Performing Women/Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics, and Dissent in North India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198066934
eISBN:
9780199080076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198066934.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter explores the issue of dalit womanhood when the reappearance of caste and gender issues during the 1970s and 1980s inspired protests that reached a new critical phase through groups such ... More


To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

Nathaniel Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288812
eISBN:
9780520963634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288812.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

To Be Cared For offers a unique window into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits (“untouchables”), in the south Indian city of Chennai. It focuses on decisions by many women there to ... More


One Conversations, Histories, and Politics

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the relationship between conversations, histories, and politics. It explores the politics of different caste groups while talking about the historic role of the villagers in ... More


Five A Book Also Travels: Circulating Small Booklets in Dalit Poorva *

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter tells the story of how small cheap booklets (chhoti kitabein) disseminate Dalit political and critical knowledge among literate, semi-literate people, and also disseminates among ... More


Six Dalit Public and Political Power: Grassroots Pressures on Democracy

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The previous chapter showed how the Dalit popular booklets, instrumental in arousing Dalit consciousness, reached the Godampatti of Shahabpur village, which is chiefly inhabited by Dalits. All the ... More


Seven Popular Sects and Politics: An Exploration of Intersections

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses how Kabir and Ravidasi consciousness were external forces in Shahabpur village for the Dalits and how these gradually transformed into people’s belief. Largely, the focus is on ... More


Eight Hearing Dalit Talk: The Functioning of Electoral Democracy in a Village

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the participation of the Dalit communities in Shahabpur village in the 2009 Parliamentary elections. It shows how Dalit politics works at the grassroots level in a north Indian ... More


Epilogue: In Search of Alternative Dalit Politics

Badri Narayan Tiwari

in The Making of the Dalit Public in North India: Uttar Pradesh, 1950 - Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071877
eISBN:
9780199080724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071877.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the development and current state of Dalit politics in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It describes the formation of the Bahujan Samaj Party around 25 years ago, which swept the polls in ... More


Panthers in Parliament: Dalits, Caste, and Political Power in South India

Hugo Gorringe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199468157
eISBN:
9780199088829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468157.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

In the late 1990s, a group representing Dalits in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu called the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi—or Liberation Panthers Party—shook the established social and political ... More


Practicing Caste: On Touching and Not Touching

Aniket Jaaware

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282265
eISBN:
9780823286218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282265.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book attempts a fundamental break from the tradition of caste studies, using a version of phenomenology, structuralism, and post-structuralism to give a radical description of touchability and ... More


Maoist despite Themselves: Amid the People’s War in a Maoist Model Village, Northern Gulmi

Marie Lecomte-Tilouine

in Revolution in Nepal: An Anthropological and Historical Approach to the People's War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089384
eISBN:
9780199082483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089384.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on how a locality on the outskirts of the Maoist base region was ‘captured’ by the party and transformed into a ‘model village’. It is based both on a long-term anthropology ... More


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