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Modern Anthropology of India

Berger, Peter [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
The Modern Anthropology of India : Ethnography, Themes and Theory / ed. by Peter Berger and Frank Heidemann. - London and New York : Routledge, 2013. - xii, 343 S. : Kt.
ISBN 978-0-415-58723-5
£ 115,00 (Hardback)
ISBN 978-0-415-58724-2
£ 27,99 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-203-52322-3 (eBook)
DDC: 305.800954

The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It highlights key analytical concepts and paradigms that came to be of relevance in particular regions in the recent history of research in India, and which possibly gained a pan-Indian or even trans-Indian significance ...
   Filling a significant gap in the literature, the book is an invaluable resource to students and researchers in the field of Indian anthropology/ethnography, regional anthropology and postcolonial studies. It is also of interest to students of South Asian studies in general as it provides an extensive and critical overview of regionally based ethnographic activity undertaken in India. [Verlagsinformation]

List of Contributors. ix
Preface. xiii
1. Peter Berger and Frank Heidemann:
Introduction: The many Indias: the whole and its parts. 1
2. P. Pratap Kumar:
Andhra Pradesh: Economic and Social Relations. 12
3. Carolyn Brown Heinz:
Bihar: Caste, Class, and Violence. 29
4. Christopher A. Gregory:
Chhattisgarh: At the Crossroads. 46
5. Helene Basu:
Gujarat: Transformations of Hierarchy. 66
6. Martin Sökefeld:
Jammu and Kashmir: dispute and diversity. 89
7. Marine Carrin:
Jharkhand: Alternative citizenship in an "Adivasi State" . 106
8. Aya Ikegame:
Karnataka: Caste, Dominance and Social Change in the ‘Indian Village’. 121
9. Heike Moser and Paul Younger:
Kerala: Plurality and consensus. 136
10. Ramdas Lamb:
Madhya Pradesh: Anthropology and Development. 157
11. Anthony Carter and Amit Desai:
Maharashtra: Constructing Regional Identities. 174
12. Tanka B. Subba and Jelle J.P. Wouters:
Northeast India: Ethnography and Politics of Identity. 193
13. Tina Otten and Uwe Skoda:
Odisha: Rajas and Prajas in a multi-segmented society. 208
14. Georg Pfeffer:
Punjab and Haryana: Kinship and Marriage. 227
15. Maxine Weisgrau:
Rajasthan: Anthropological Perspectives on Tribal Identity. 242
16. Gabriele Alex and Frank Heidemann:
Tamil Nadu: Inequality and Status. 260
17. William S. Sax:
Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh: Ritual Healing. 276
18. Manuela Ciotti:
Uttar Pradesh: Untouchability and politics. 286
19. Henrike Donner:
West Bengal: Colonial Legacy, Class Formation and Politics. 309
Index. 327

PETER BERGER teaches Anthropology and Indian Religions at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His ethnographic research in highland Orissa focuses on religion, food, ritual, social structure and cultural change. Profile page.
FRANK HEIDEMANN is Professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Munich, Germany. His research interests include society and religion in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, as well as visual anthropology in general. Profile page.

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