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The Politics of Belonging in India : Becoming Adivasi.

Author: Daniel J Rycroft; Sangeeta Dasgupta
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in postcolonial India and defines a new agenda for Adivasi studies. It considers the existing conceptual and historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Rycroft; Sangeeta Dasgupta
ISBN: 9780203826010 0203826019
OCLC Number: 764571818
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Politics of Belonging in India: Becoming Adivasi; Copyright; Contents; Maps; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Indigenous pasts and the politics of belonging; Part I: Contesting categories, blurring boundaries; 2. The dangers of belonging: Tribes, indigenous peoples and homelands in South Asia; 3. Performative genres as boundary markers: Folklore and the creation of Purulia as a border zone; Part II: Revisiting resistance; 4. Rebellion as modern self fashioning: A Santal movement in colonial Bengal.

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Since the 1990s, the Indigenous movement worldwide has become increasingly relevant to research in India, re-shaping the terms of engagement with Adivasi (Indigenous/tribal) peoples and their pasts. This book responds to the growing need for an inter-disciplinary re-assessment of Tribal studies in postcolonial India and defines a new agenda for Adivasi studies. It considers the existing conceptual and historical parameters of Tribal studies, as a means of addressing new approaches to histories of de-colonization and patterns of identity-formation that have become visible since national indepen.

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