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Forest and Fire

Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha

in This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198077442
eISBN:
9780199082155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077442.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Agricultural-pastoral people spread over the Indian subcontinent in many phases. Hunting-gathering, along with shifting cultivation, dominated all the moister tracts of this region. The pattern of ... More


A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Jonah Steinberg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This intimate portrait examines the tracks, journeys, and experiences of child runaways in northern India. The book situates children's decisions to leave home and flee for the city in their larger ... More


Exchange Relations in Early Peninsular India

Rajan Gurukkal

in Rethinking Classical Indo-Roman Trade: Political Economy of Eastern Mediterranean Exchange Relations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460854
eISBN:
9780199086382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460854.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

The chapter analyses the nature, modes, and forms of exchange against the character of the social formation of early northern India in general and the Deccan and the Tamil region in particular. It ... More


Mapping India: Geographic Agnosticism in a Cartographic Context

in From Frontier Policy to Foreign Policy: The Question of India and the Transformation of Geopolitics in Qing China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782241
eISBN:
9780804785389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter hypothesizes the sources of information and cartographic methods that allowed a rendering of northern India. It also considers the neglected question of how the elements of a Qianlong ... More


Wedding Lamentation: Singing Sorrow, Embodying the Future

Sarah Weiss

in Ritual Soundings: Women Performers and World Religions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042294
eISBN:
9780252051135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042294.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores wedding lamentation across cultures. Case studies from United Kingdom, Greece, Russia, and Northern India rely on data drawn from ethnographic studies and those from Finland, ... More


Of Crisis, Calamity, and Village Fabrics

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the historical dimensions of the forms and forces associated with child precarity and departure. It argues that there is indeed something going on in the villages that children ... More


Remand to Rehabilitation: Urban Institutions and Rural Children

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on institutional space, a domain with which nearly all runaways come into contact at some point. It examines the thin boundary between the charitable and the carceral embodied in ... More


Concepts of justice and the catalogue of punishments under the Sultans of Delhi (7th–8th/13th–14th centuries)

Blain Auer

in Public Violence in Islamic Societies: Power, Discipline, and the Construction of the Public Sphere, 7th-19th Centuries CE

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637317
eISBN:
9780748653164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637317.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the boundaries between religious and political legitimacy during the 7th–8th/13th–14th centuries in Northern India. In an age that saw the Delhi Sultanate expand its rule to ... More


Islanded: Britain, Sri Lanka, and the Bounds of an Indian Ocean Colony

Sujit Sivasundaram

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226038223
eISBN:
9780226038360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226038360.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

How did the British come to conquer South Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Answers to this question usually start in northern India, neglecting the dramatic events that ... More


Nabil’s Predicament: An Introduction

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter begins with the author's account of the life of child runaway Muhammad Nabil. It then sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine not only what makes a child leave home, but what ... More


Runaway Train: Railway Children and Normative Spatialities

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores children's engagement with and presence in railway space, a theme depicted, though not thoroughly unpacked, in Lion, Slumdog Millionaire, and beyond. Children use the railway to ... More


Home and the World: Village and Child Up Close

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter describes the quotidian and local conditions and features of the homes and villages that the children leave, and, through a few individuals' stories traced in depth, introduces readers ... More


Death and the Urchin

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the social life of child death on Delhi's streets. In particular, it attempts to make sense of the public circulation, iteration, and visibility of knowledge, narratives, and ... More


Statute and Custom in Water Law

David Gilmartin

in Blood and Water: The Indus River Basin in Modern History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520285293
eISBN:
9780520960831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285293.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Conflicting British ideas on the relationship between community and water control were played out in the distinction between statute and custom in water law. The principles of productive efficiency ... More


Concluding Thoughts, Final Words, and Big Pictures: Indian Runaways in Larger Frames

Jonah Steinberg

in A Garland of Bones: Child Runaways in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300222807
eISBN:
9780300241112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222807.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter raises three foundational questions to explore what is at stake, intellectually and fundamentally, in the patterns that can be discerned in children's departures across India. ... More


Introduction: Seduced by a Mountain

David L. Haberman

in Loving Stones: Making the Impossible Possible in the Worship of Mount Govardhan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190086718
eISBN:
9780190086756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190086718.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores the conceptions and worship of Mount Govardhan and its many stones. Mount Govardhan is a well-known sacred hill ... More


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