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The warp and the weft : community and gender identity among Banaras weavers

Author: Vasanthi Raman; Centre for Women's Development Studies (New Delhi, India)
Publisher: New Delhi : Routledge, 2010.
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On the social conditions of Muslims and women weavers and influx of communal and ethnic feelings in their social fabric predominantly of Vārānasi, Uttar Pradesh, India; a study.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raman, Vasanthi.
Warp and the weft.
New Delhi : Routledge, 2010
(OCoLC)761173515
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vasanthi Raman; Centre for Women's Development Studies (New Delhi, India)
ISBN: 9780415553766 0415553768
OCLC Number: 660156285
Notes: Copyright: Centre for Women's Development Studies, New Delhi--t.p. verso.
Description: xxviii, 384 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Hindu Banaras : plural realities and singular representations --
Muslims in Banaras --
Banaras Muslims today : men and women in the warp and weft of the sari --
Communal violence in the 1990s and Hindu-Muslim relations --
Of home and the world : the homes and worlds of Banaras women --
The vanishing world of the Julahas : the current crisis and its consequences --
Walking the razor's edge : narratives of two women --
Conclusion --
Appendix I-A. Census tables for handloom sector, Varanasi District --
Appendix I-B. Census tables for powerloom sector, Uttar Pradesh --
Appendix II. 2001 census for Varanasi District --
Appendix III. Family profiles : Bazardiha, Jalalipur and Lohta.
Responsibility: Vasanthi Raman.

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Studies the impact of the communal violence of the early 1990s on the individual lives of the Muslim weavers of Banaras, focusing on gender, identity and inter-community relations.  Read more...

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