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Colonial Knowledge and the Creation of Respectable Castes

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Descriptions of the social lives and customs of low castes in the 19th century India come from two main sources: missionary accounts and administrative records. This chapter explores the categories ... More


The Meaning of Uplift in Punjab

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter sets the socio-economic and cultural scene for the book by looking at the meaning of socio-religious ‘uplift’ in Punjab. It begins by analyzing the socio-economic and cultural background ... More


Politics of Representation and Under-representation

Zoya Hasan

in Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076964
eISBN:
9780199080274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the varied trajectories of political representation for lower castes and religious minorities in the context of reservations for Other Backward Classes, which has had a ... More


Policies and Institutional Frameworks for Protecting the Disadvantaged

Zoya Hasan

in Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076964
eISBN:
9780199080274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines how the Indian state has dealt with the discrimination, deprivation, and exclusion suffered by lower castes and religious minorities. It looks at constitutional provisions and ... More


Introduction

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces the major questions and problems which the book seeks to tackle, placing them in historical and historiographical context. Following an overview of the conversion movements in ... More


Introduction

Zoya Hasan

in Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076964
eISBN:
9780199080274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This introductory chapter begins with discussions of social exclusion in India and its efforts to develop an inclusive democracy in a highly diverse, multicultural, multilingual, and multi-religious ... More


Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Zoya Hassan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076964
eISBN:
9780199080274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Situated at the interface of policy and political processes, this study explores the dynamics and strategies of the state with regard to Muslims and lower castes. It examines the underlying issues ... More


Reservation, Minority Rights, and the Making of the Constitution

Zoya Hasan

in Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities, and Affirmative Action

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076964
eISBN:
9780199080274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076964.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the political framework for the protection of disadvantaged groups and the differentiated forms it has taken with regard to lower castes and religious minorities in the ... More


Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Rochana Bajpai

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book is about group rights and liberal democracy in India. It presents the first systematic account of the structure of public reasoning over group rights in India. It critiques both liberal and ... More


The Uses of History

Francesca Orsini

in The Hindi Public Sphere 1920–1940: Language and Literature in the Age of Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062202
eISBN:
9780199081431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062202.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

By the early twentieth century, the framework and features of the nationalist discourse on history had been worked out in Hindi, with orientalist historiography playing a major role. The result was a ... More


“On the Battlefield of Bhakti”: Gender and Caste in Vernacular Asceticism

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 investigates female sadhus’ practices that articulate an ethos of caste ambivalence in vernacular asceticism. This chapter depicts a confluence of performance genres in the forms of song, ... More


“Even the Black Cuckoo Sings Beautifully”: Challenge and Reconfiguration in the Practices of a Khatik Sadhu

Antoinette Elizabeth DeNapoli

in Real Sadhus Sing to God: Gender, Asceticism, and Vernacular Religion in Rajasthan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940011
eISBN:
9780199388639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940011.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the life and practices of a Khatik female sadhu, that is, a sadhu from the formerly disadvantaged butcher community. Sad Giri is as unusual as she is unique in the population of ... More


Modernizing Reproductive Health

Sujata Mukherjee

in Gender, Medicine, and Society in Colonial India: Women's Health Care in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468225
eISBN:
9780199087426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468225.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Throughout the nineteenth century traditional Indian birthing practices were under scrutiny of both Bengali and British reformers. Missionaries and British doctors believed that non-hygienic ... More


Introduction

Rochana Bajpai

in Debating Difference: Group Rights and Liberal Democracy in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067504
eISBN:
9780199080410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067504.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In India, the most important controversies in recent politics have centred around group rights. Do quotas for other backward classes detract from equality of opportunity or realize social justice? Do ... More


The Rise of the Bombay Flat

Nikhil Rao

in House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter argues that apartment and flat living was pioneered in the suburbs of Dadar–Matunga. Contrary to the original vision of the Bombay City Improvement Trust, the Dadar–Matunga–Sion area ... More


Introduction

Nikhil Rao

in House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 1898-1964

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678129
eISBN:
9781452948034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678129.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The introduction discusses the social implications of apartment living in Bombay from about 1918 to 1960. In a changing political and economic context, there came an increasing demand of housing and ... More


Nationalism

Rinku Lamba

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/9780198082224.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the views of different political communities in India on nationalism and the nation-state. It discusses Partha Chatterjee’s influential explanation for Indian nationalism and ... 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


Gujarati Socio-religious Context of Swaminarayan Devotion and Doctrine

Françoise Mallison

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter is a study of the predominant religious currents and religious literature that influenced the thought and practice of Sahajanand Swami when he arrived in Gujarat at the beginning of the ... More


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