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Identity, Hegemony, Resistance: Towards a Social History of Conversions in Orissa, 1800-2000

Price : $14.50
ISBN # : 9788188789054
Author : Biswamoy Pati
pages: 55
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Three Essays Collectives
Published : 2003

This monograph explores questions related to the notion of conversion that has indeed become a contentious issue in India today. Examined from within the framework of social history, the author delineates the evolution of the caste system in Orissa over the colonial and post-colonial period, bringing to life those involved in this process. Besides interrogating many commonly held assumptions, it opts for a far more flexible and interactional paradigm. As a result, this study accommodates a whole range of features related to the historical contexts and the complexities generated by the process of conversion. Besides historians and social anthropologists, this work would attract the ordinary reader who would be interested to understand the dynamics of Indian society and the challenges that it faces. Author Bio: Biswamoy Pati is Reader in the Department of History Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. His publications include Situating Social History: Orissa, 1800-1997 (2001), and Resisting Domination: Peasants Tribals and the National Movement in Orissa, 1920-1950 (1993). He has also co-edited, Health, Medicine and Empire: Perspectives on Colonial India (2001); and edited Issues in Modern Indian History: For Sumit Sarkar (2000); as well as Turbulent Times: India, 1940-44 (1998).

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 09 May, 2011.
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