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Knowing Dil Das : stories of a Himalayan hunter

Author: Joseph S Alter
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2000.
Series: Contemporary ethnography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Dil Das; Dil Das
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph S Alter
ISBN: 081223524X 9780812235241 0812217128 9780812217124
OCLC Number: 41412015
Description: xvii, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bal Kand / The Book of Childhood --
Dil Das--Enslaved Heart --
Woodstock School: Protestants, Peasants, and Ethics --
A Tiger's Tale --
Aranya Kand / The Forest Book --
Coapman's Fall --
Hearts of Darkness --
Land Masters: Purebred History --
Shram Kand / The Book of Labor --
Dairying: An Untold Story --
Slippage: Out of Work, Through Hunting --
The Terms of Friendship --
Uttarkhand / Himalaya --
The Heart of the Matter --
A Hybrid History of Encounter.
Series Title: Contemporary ethnography.
Responsibility: Joseph S. Alter.

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Preface, p. xi Part I. Bal Kand / The Book of Childhood - Chapter 1. Dil Das -- Enslaved Heart, p. 3 - Chapter 2. Woodstock School: Protestants, Peasants, and Ethics, p. 10 - Chapter 3. A Tiger's Tale, p. 28 Part II. Aranya Kand / The Forest Book - Chapter 4. Coapman's Fall, p. 37 - Chapter 5. Hearts of Darkness, p. 67 - Chapter 6. Land Masters: Purebred History, p. 83 Part III. Shram Kand / The Book of Labor - Chapter 7. Dairying: An Untold Story, p. 89 - Chapter 8. Slippage: Out of Work, Through Hunting, p. 116 - Chapter 9. The Terms of Friendship, p. 135 Part IV. Uttarkhand / Himalaya - Chapter 10. The Heart of the Matter, p. 143 - Chapter 11. A Hybrid History of Encounter, p. 165 Glossary, p. 177 Notes, p. 185 Acknowledgments, p. 187 Index, p. 189-193.

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