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Nandanar's Children: The Paraiyans' Tryst with Destiny, Tamil Nadu 1850 - 1956

Price : $49.75
ISBN # : 9788132105145
Author : Raj Sekhar Basu
pages: 492
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Published : 2011

The narrative of this book is built around the historical experiences of the Paraiyars of Tamil Nadu. The author traces the transformation of the Paraiyars from an 'untouchable' and socially despised community to one that came to acquire prominence in the political scene of Tamil Nadu, especially in early twentieth century. Using this framework, the book studies a number of issues: subaltern history, colonial ethnography, agrarian systems, agrarian bondage, land legislations, and the interventions by missionaries and social and political organizations.

While delving into the Paraiyar community's own understanding of history, the book presents the conflicting versions of Adi Dravida politicians and nationalist politics. It establishes that nationalism still serves as the overarching framework under which caste, class and other forms of competing identities operate in the Indian state. It presents a rare amalgamation of government, private and vernacular sources, which add to its distinctive quality.

Table of Contents:

Preface Series Editors' Preface Introduction Elusive Freedom: The Paraiyar's and Agrarian Servitude in Nineteenth Century Tamil Nadu The Missionary Involvement with the 'Pariah' Issue in South India Search for Fresh Pastures: Overseas and Internal Migration Patterns of the Tamil Paraiyar's in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries The Paraiyar: From Socio Economic Uplift to Entry into Politics The Making of Adi Dravida Politics in Tamil Nadu Political Groupism and Fractured Adi Dravida Politics in Tamil Nadu Conclusion Bibliography Index

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Thursday 27 October, 2011.

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