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Nandanar's children : the Paraiyans' tryst with destiny, Tamil Nadu 1850-1956

Author: Raj Sekhar Basu
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2011.
Series: Sage series in modern Indian history, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Builts around the historical experiences of the Paraiyars of Tamil Nadu. This title traces the transformation of the Paraiyars from an 'untouchable' and socially despised community to one that came  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raj Sekhar Basu
ISBN: 9788132105145 8132105141
OCLC Number: 682920932
Description: lxvi, 424 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Elusive freedom: the Paraiyans 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 Paraiyans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries --
The Paraiyans: from socio-economic upliftment to entry into politics --
The making of 'Adi Dravida' politics in Tamil Nadu --
Political groupism and fractured 'Adi Dravida' politics in Tamil Nadu.
Series Title: Sage series in modern Indian history, 14.
Responsibility: Raj Sekhar Basu.

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