People of the Jangal : Reformulating Identities and Adaptations in Crisis

By: Marine Carrin & Harald Tambs Lyche (Eds)

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Contents Introduction/Marine Carrin and Harald Tambs Lyche. 1. Between the desert and the sown pastoralists of Western India through the centuries/Harald Tambs Lyche. 2. Bondo violence/Georg Pfeffer. 3. People of the hills how the Rona deal with social change/Tina Otten. 4. Impact of Mega dam Project on the social life of the Pengs of Orissa/Deepak Kumar Behera and Srikant Patel. 5. Santal autonomy as a social ecology/Marine Carrin. 6. Literacy and the legitimation of the Santal Hul 1855 a retrospective perspective from the 1890s/Peter Andersen. 7. Marginal mendicants the Jadopatias of Bengal/Hans Hadders. 8. The agency of the colonial subject claims and rights in forestlands in the early nineteenth century Nilgiris/Gunnel Cederlof. 9. Transforming Sacred Groves/Yusushi Uchiyamada. Globalization processes link centres of power and culture all over the world. But these are surrounded by peripheries whose integration in the global paradigm is neither an inevitable nor an automatic process as a naive perception might lead us to believe. In South Asia such peripheries seem a long way from the cosmopolitanism of Bombay or Bangalore and the crisis is hardly the same to the ecologist statesman and the herdsman looking for pasture. Societies in the South Asian wilderness Jangal are closely tied to the environment but peripheral to systems of power. For them the landscape is symbolically charged and the meaning with which natural and social surroundings are invested tends to produce an identification as against others expressed in terms of ethnicity. Changes at the symbolic level imply a danger of losing identity. The peripheral groups studied in this volume are the Santals the Rona the Bondo the Pengs of Orissa the Jadopatias of Bengal the Kulava of Kerala and the Todas of Nilgiri among others. It is in the periphery that confrontations between development projects conservation efforts and local populations are most marked. The contributors deal with various peripheries faced with intrusion by more powerful groups as well as by environmental crisis. But the responses are various as the authors of this volume show. Printed Pages: 302

Title: People of the Jangal : Reformulating Identities and Adaptations in Crisis

Author Name: Marine Carrin & Harald Tambs Lyche (Eds)

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173045828

ISBN 13: 9788173045820

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Keywords: People of the Jangal : Reformulating Identities and Adaptations in Crisis Marine Carrin & Harald Tambs Lyche (Eds)