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Caste, occupation and politics on the Ganges : passages of resistance

Author: Assa Doron
Publisher: England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contents include: 'The Criminal Type: Domesticating the Ganges Boatmen', 'The Moral Economy of Boating: Territorial Clashes and Internet Struggles' and 'The Romance of Banaras: Boatmen, Pilgrims and Tourists'.
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Doron, Assa.
Caste, occupation and politics on the Ganges.
England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2008
(OCoLC)664502539
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Assa Doron
ISBN: 9780754675501 0754675505
OCLC Number: 233591946
Description: xvii, 198 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series Editors' Preface: Ritual Transformations and the Edges of History / Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart --
1. The criminal type : domesticating the Ganges boatmen --
2. 'Step-sons of the state' : marginalization and the struggle for recognition --
3. The moral economy of boating : territorial clashes and internal struggles --
4. River crossings : boatmen, priests and the ritual economy of Banaras --
5. The romance of Banaras : boatmen, pilgrims and tourists.
Series Title: Anthropology and cultural history in Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Responsibility: Assa Doron.
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