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Poverty and the Quest for Life: Spiritual and Material Striving in Rural India

Bhrigupati Singh
Format
Book
Published
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9780226194400, 022619440X, 9780226194547, 022619454X, 9780226194684 (e-book)
Contents
  • First impressions, and further
  • The headless horseman of central India : sovereignty at varying thresholds of life
  • Mitra-Varuna : state power and powerlessness
  • The course and the fine : contours of a slow-moving crisis
  • Contracts, bonds, and bonded labor
  • Erotics and agonistics : intensities deeper than deep play
  • Divine migrations : neighborliness between humans, animals, and gods
  • The waxing and waning life of Kalli
  • Bansi mahatmaya (the greatness of Bansi), an erotic ascetic
  • Departure, and marriages and deaths
  • The quality of life : a daemonic view.
Description
xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-329) and index.
Technical Details
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