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Shiptown : between rural and urban North India

Author: Ann Grodzins Gold
Publisher: Philadelphia : PENN University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
Series: Contemporary ethnography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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"Jahazpur is a small market town or qasba with a diverse population of more than 20,000 people located in Bhilwara District in the North Indian state of Rajasthan. With roots deep in history and legend, Shiptown (a literal translation of landlocked Jahazpur's name) today is a subdistrict headquarters and thus a regional hub for government services unavailable in villages. Rural and town lives have long intersected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Grodzins Gold
ISBN: 9780812249255 0812249259
OCLC Number: 960895327
Description: xiii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Origins, gateways, dwellings, routes, histories --
Legends: of names, snakes, and compassion --
Entries: five gates and a window --
Colony: suburban satisfaction --
Streets: everyone loves a parade --
Depths: Minas and Jains inside, outside, underground --
Part 2. Ecology, love, money --
Questioning landscape: of trees and a river --
Teaching hearts: a triple wedding --
Talking business: commerce and cosmology --
Epilogue. Wondrous Jahazpur.
Series Title: Contemporary ethnography.
Responsibility: Ann Grodzins Gold.

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Ann Grodzins Gold weaves together an integrated series of ethnographic sketches depicting the distinctive nature of non-urban, non-rural places; the impact locality has on belonging; the negotiations  Read more...

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