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Many tongues, one people : the making of Tharu identity in Nepal

Author: Arjun Guneratne
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Tharu of lowland Nepal are a group of culturally and linguistically diverse people who, only a few generations ago, would not have acknowledged each other as belonging to the same ethnic group.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arjun Guneratne
ISBN: 0801439124 9780801439124 0801487285 9780801487286
OCLC Number: 463942271
Description: xvii, 236 p. : illustrations, kort
Contents: Introduction : ethnicity and culture --
The Tharu and the Tarai --
Ethnicity and the Nepali state --
Land, labor, and politics --
Organizing the elite --
The making of Tharu identity
Responsibility: Arjun Guneratne

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"This book contains considerable background on the operation of caste and ethnic identity in Nepal and in India which is easily accessible to the informed layperson." R. F. Rosner, Asian Affairs, Read more...

 
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