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In the shadows of the state : indigenous politics, environmentalism, and insurgency in Jharkhand, India

Author: Alpa Shah
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Shadow of the State suggests that well-meaning indigenous rights and development claims and interventions may misrepresent and hurt the very people they intend to help. It is a powerful critique based on extensive ethnographic research in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India officially created in 2000. While the realization of an independent Jharkhand was the culmination of years of local, regional, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alpa Shah
ISBN: 9780822347446 082234744X 9780822347651 0822347652
OCLC Number: 498112146
Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The dark side of indigeneity --
Not just ghosts : democracy as sacral polity --
Shadowy practices : development as corruption --
Dangerous silhouettes : elephants, sacrifice, and alcohol --
Night escape : eco-incarceration, purity, and sex --
The terror within : revolution against the state?
Responsibility: Alpa Shah.

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An argument that well-meaning indigenous rights and development claims and interventions may misrepresent and hurt the very people they seek to help, based on extensive ethnographic research in  Read more...

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"A must-read for those interested in the politics of indigenous rights activism and its intersection with issues of governance and the environment." -- Brian Dudley * Agriculture and Human Values * Read more...

 
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