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Forgotten friends : monks, marriages, and memories of Northeast India

Author: Indrani Chatterjee
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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This text traces the changing, long-term history of the vast Brahmaputra valley region. Examining the political and economic order of Buddhist, Vaisnava, Saiva, Tantric, and Sufis in the northeast, this is a story of how a modern Indian nation forgot its cosmopolitan past and gave itself a new history by forgetting the large numbers of societies centred on women.
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Indrani Chatterjee
ISBN: 9780198089223 0198089228 9780199082551 0199082553
OCLC Number: 874723510
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: LIST OF FIGURES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1. : MONASTIC GOVERNANCE, 'GEOGRAPHICITY', GENDER; 2. : EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SHIFTS OF MONASTIC GOVERNMENTS; 3. : POLITICAL ECOLOGY AND RECONSTITUTED 'HINDU' MARRIAGE; 4. : TRANSLATIONS OF ADHERENCE: FROM 'FEUDALISM' AND 'SLAVERY' TO 'SAVAGERY'; 5. : A FRATERNITY OF TEA AND THE MONASTIC POLITICS OF FRIENDSHIP; 6. : UNDOING GENDER? RESTORATION OF MOTHERHOOD AND MEMORY; CONCLUSION: RULE BY ETHNOGRAPHY, FORGETTING MONASTIC HISTORIES AND HOUSEHOLDS; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Responsibility: Indrani Chatterjee.

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