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Against history, against state : counterperspectives from the margins

Author: Shail Mayaram
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2003.
Series: Cultures of history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A reassessment of conventional South Asian historiography from a subaltern perspective and a unique look at how conceptions of history and community clash. This incisive study explores the Meo  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shail Mayaram
ISBN: 9780231127318 0231127316
OCLC Number: 909347002
Description: XXII, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. The Making of Meo Marginality 3. Anti-State: The Pal Polity 4. Towards a Critique of Indo-Persion Historiography 5. Imperial State Formation and Resistance 6. The Construction of Meo Criminality: Towards a Critique of Colonial Ethnography 7. Crime, Feud and Resistance in Early Nineteenth Century Mewat 8. The Prose and Verse of Rebellion: the Gadar of 1857 9. Kings, Peasants and Bandits 10. Conclusions
Series Title: Cultures of history
Responsibility: Shail Mayaram.


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Mayarams's work is a fascinating and important examination. -- Jason Freitag Journal of Asian Studies A welcome addition to the growing literature on the Meos, this book charts new ground. -- Read more...

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