Religion, Caste, Tribe and Gender : Essays on Society, Culture and Development in India
Edited by Greg Bailey, Manoj Kumar Sanyal and David Templeman.
xxvi, 239 p. 25 cm.
Place & Publisher
1st ed. New Delhi, Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd.
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"This volume brings together essays on some fundamental themes of Indian culture
and society, now and in the past. They bring to bear contemporary social science methods
and historiography to explore the interface between religion, social conflict, gender
status and economic inequality. The essays in Section I dwell on the origin of social
classes, elitism and nationalist consciousness. One essay in this section brings out the
falsehood of the imperial myth that it was the British who exhumed India's past. Section
II addresses some issues relating to the creation of subalternity, a survey-based study of
the processes of differentiations of Billavas of Karnataka, and the culture of the Santals
of Bengal. The first two chapters in Section III discuss problems of food entitlement and
other issues of empowerment by socio-religious and gender groups in terms of their
participation in small business in the new millennium. The final chapter dwells on women's
participation in Indian Politics."
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