spacer
Saujanya books, indian books, books from india, tibetan books, tibetan texts, tibetan pecha, tibetan pechas, book store, bookstore, book shop, bookshop, book india, buy books online, online book store, online bookstore, buy books, books online, india book store, book from india, book shop india, bookshop in India, book seller in India, indian book store, online bookshop, wholesale book sellers, discount books store, indian authors books, online book store india, discount book seller, all subjects books, books from india, book publisher in india, online discount books, indian book seller, india books, book shopping, book distributor in India, wholesale book distributor
leftBar
rightBar
leftBar
rightBar
leftBar
rightBar
leftBar
rightBar
leftBar
rightBar
leftBar
rightBar
leftBar
rightBar

Welcome to www.saujanyabooks.com

spacer
 view Items
Total Title : 0
spacer
Sign In | Recommend Site
spacer
spacer
spacer
boxsearch
spacer
   
spacer
   
spacer
  Advanced Search
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
 
cards
spacer
 
 
 Book Details
arrow
spacer
spacer
Caste, Marriage and Inequality: Studies from North and South India / Kolenda, Pauline
spacer
 
Caste, Marriage and Inequality: Studies from North and South India
Kolenda, Pauline
 
  add
List Price : US$ 74.94
Our Price : US$ 59.95

You Save 20% + FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE
 
  recommend
spacer
 PRODUCT DETAILS
spacer
spacer
  Book ID : 16575
  ISBN-10 : 81-7033-799-2 / 8170337992
  ISBN-13 : 978-81-7033-799-7 / 9788170337997
  Place of Publication : Jaipur
  Year of Publication : 2015
  Edition : (Reprint)
  Language : English
  480p., 23 cm.
   
spacer
 CONTENTS
spacer
CONTENTS:-
1. Living the Levirate.
2. 'Untouchable' Chuhras Through their Humor.
3. Micro-Ideology and Micro-Utopia in Khalapur.
4. Fewer Deaths, Fewer Births.
5. Memories of a Brahman Agraharam in Travancore.
6. The Tamil Brahman Family as Affected by Out-Migration and Modern Occupations.
7. Grandsons of the Shastrigals.
8. Foxes, Lions and Bears.
9. The Joint Family Household in Rural Rajasthan.
10. Woman as Tribute, Woman as Flower.
11. Sibling Relations and Marriage Practices.
12. Caste in India Since Independence.
13. How Should We Think About Inequality? Or No Tears for Losers.
14. Demonizing Dalits.
spacer
spacer
 DESCRIPTION
spacer

As an ethnographer of villages, Pauline Kolenda has worked in north, central and south India. Fourteen of her papers, written between 1976 and 2001, are collected in this volume.

Part I is composed of four papers concerning Khalapur, in western Uttar Pradesh, where Kolenda did fieldwork first in 1954 and last in 1998. Two concern 'untouchable' Sweepers, one describing how Sweeper women experience the practice of mandatory levirate; the other describing the Sweeper men's risqué humor that seems to turn the system of purdah upside down. A third records changes in the discourse on caste in Khalapur over thirty years, and the last demonstrates the marked decline in child mortality in Khalapur over recent decades and seeks to explain that decline.

Part II is composed of four papers concerning villagers of Kanyakumari district, in Tamilnadu, where Kolenda did fieldwork first in 1967 and last in 1997. Three of the papers concern Smartha Brahmans-their loss of the elite status they had had when they served the Maharaja of Travancore, their unusual family structure related to their adoption of secular education and migration out for work, and their experiences of out-migration. The fourth paper discusses the circulation of land among villagers of various caste-communities in Kanyakumari.

Kolenda's ethnographic fieldwork in Rajasthan in the 1960's and 70's is an ingredient in the paper in Part III on joint families in Rajasthan that relies heavily on data from the Census of India 1961. Two comparative papers compose Part IV-one comparing the image of 'woman' in weddings in Khalapur and in Kanyakumari, and the other comparing brother-sister relations in north, central and south India. In Part V is a paper on Caste in India from the vantage of the mid-1980's. Finally, Part VI contains two papers on different aspects of inequality. One compares inequality in India and the USA. The other speaks of the too-easy scapegoating of 'untouchables' in a scholarly discourse.

spacer
   
spacer
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
COPYRIGHT © 2001-2022, SAUJANYA BOOKS HOW TO ORDER I PAYMENTS I SITE MAP I FEEDBACK I LINKS I CONTACT US
Sitemap RSS Feed Sitemap    SAUJANYA BOOKS : 165-E, Kamla Nagar, Delhi - 110007 (INDIA)