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Life as a Dalit: Views From the Bottom on Caste in India

edited by Subhadra Mitra Channa, Joan P. Mencher
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Book
Published
New Delhi : Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9788132111238, 8132111230
Contents
  • Introduction: Looking up at caste : discrimination in everyday life in India / Subhadra Mitra Channa
  • Section I. Theorizing Marginality: chapter 1. Caste system upside down / Joan P. Mencher; chapter 2. Atrocities and segregation in an urban social structure / Nandu Ram; chapter 3. Continuity and change in "ex-untouchable" community of south India / Joan P. Mencher; chapter 4. A reading of "untouchable : the autobiography of an Indian outcaste" / Subhadra Mitra Channa; chapter 5. On being an untouchable in India : a materialist perspective / Joan P. Mencher; chapter 6. Conversion of upper castes into lower castes : a process of asprashyeekaran / Shyamlal; chapter 7. Dalits to benefit from globalisation lessons from the past for the present / A Ramaiah
  • Section II. Doing Fieldwork Among the Dalits: chapter 8. Viewing hierarchy from the bottom up / Joan P. Mencher; chapter 9. Becoming a dhobi / Subhadra Mitra Channa
  • Section III. Religion and Gender: chapter 10. Dancing the goddess : possession and caste / Karin Kapadia; chapter 11. Bible and dalits / James Massey; chapter 12. Rediscovering god Iyothee Thassar and emancipatory Buddhism / G. Aloysius; chapter 13. Religion, social space and identity: the Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha and the making of cultural boundaries in twentieth century Kerala / P. Sanal Mohan; chapter 14. Dalit women: part 1. Dalit women in struggle : transforming pain into power / Ruth Manorama; part 2. Commentary on Ruth Manorama's presentation at the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995, Beijing / Subhadra Mitra Channa; Part 3. Excerpts / Bama; chapter 15. Caste and gender : understanding dynamics of power and violence / Kalpana Kannabiran and Vasanth Kannabiran
  • Section IV, Fighting the System : Dalit Responses to Opression: chapter 16. Climax! : the encounter of Dalits and Hindus / Vasant Moon; chapter 17. Theyyam myth : an embodiment of protest / J.J.Pallath; chapter 18. Documenting dissent / Badri Narayan; chapter 19. Satnamis of chhattisgarh / Saurabh Dube; chapter 20. Does replication mean consensus? dissenting the hegemony by 'untouchagle' scheduled castes in south India / G.K. Karanth; chapter 21. Reservations and new caste alliances in India / Walter Fernandes
  • Conclusions / Joan P. Mencher.
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xl, 438 pages ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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