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Rural society in southeast India

Author: Kathleen Gough
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008, ©1981.
Series: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a comparative study of caste and class in two small villages in the Thanjavur district of southeast India based on fieldwork done by the author in 1951-3. Differing from the usual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Gough
ISBN: 9780521040198 0521040191
OCLC Number: 301790066
Description: xiv, 458 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Thanjavur: 1. The district; 2. Castes and religious groups; 3. The agriculturalists; 4. The nonagriculturalists; 5. Variations in ecology, demography and social structure; 6. The colonial background and the sources of poverty; 7. Political parties; Part II. Kumbapettai: 8. The face of the village; 9. Kumbapettai before 1855; 10. Kumbapettai from 1855 to 1952; 11. The annual round; 12. Economics and class structure: the petty bourgeoisie; 13. Independent commodity producers and traders; 14. The semiproletariat; 15. Village politics: religion, caste and class; 16. Village politics: the street assembly; 17. Class struggle and village power structure; Part III. Kirippur: 18. East Thanjavur; 19. The village; 20. Economy and class structure; 21. Village politics: the caste Hindus; 22. The Communist movement; 23. Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in social anthropology, no. 38.
Responsibility: Kathleen Gough.
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