Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Political and Social Transformations in North India (Vol. 2)

By: Hiroshi Ishi; David N Gellner & Katsuo Nawa (Eds)

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Contents Preface. Contributors. I. Local political and social change 1. Local politics and alternatives in development in North Bengal/Abhijit Dasgupta. 2. Beyond Culture and Agriculture Agrarian change and caste conflict in Rural Punjab/Surinder Singh Jodhka. 3. Social change and leadership a case study of Bhaktapur City/Krishna Hachhethu. 4. The transformation of caste relationships in Nepal rethinking Substantialization/Hiroshi Ishii. 5. Understanding the ethical basis of local democracy towards post postcolonial transformation in Rural Orissa/Akio Tanabe. II. Transformations of religious identities and practices 6. Hindus and Muslims after the 2002 Gujarat Riots Imaging as binary opposites/Lancy Lobo and Biswaroop Das. 7. The spread of Vihar Buddhism among Rural Newars in the Kathmandu Valley/Keshav Lall Maharajan. 8. Public space voluntary associations and Hindu Nationalism changing urban festivals in Udaipur Rajasthan/Minoru Mio. 9. Some unintended consequences of ritual change the case of funerals in Changru Byans Far Western Nepal/Katsuo Nawa. III. Forms of Secular Activism resistance negotiation and violence 10. Bengalis outside Bengal the 1947 Partition of India and the formation of a Bengali Displaced Persons Colony in South Delhi India/Tetsuya Nakatani. 11. The bonded agricultural labourers Freedom Movement in Western Nepal/Tatsuro Fujikura. 12. The sociology of Activism in Nepal some preliminary considerations/David N. Gellner and Mrigendra Bahadur Karki. 13. Challenging Goliath people dams and paradoxes of Transnational Critical Movements/Joanna Pfaff Czarnecka. 14. Maoists people and the state as seen from Rolpa and Rukum/Kiyoko Ogura. Afterword 15. A note on the Substantialization of caste and its Hegemony/Jonathan Parry. Abbreviations. Glossary. Personal name index. Subject index. Northern South Asia Including Northern India Nepal Pakistan Bhutan and Bangladesh encompasses huge ethnic cultural and socio political diversity and has experienced far reaching social change in recent times. This volume analyses the dynamics of social categories group identities and Social and Political Movements in the region. Part I examines political and social processes focusing on the different ways in which the rise of previously subordinate castes has changed the practical and normative bases of local life. In part 2 four contrasting chapters bring new perspectives insights and materials to bear on communal conflict and the rise of Hindu Nationalism in India and on religious and ritual change in Nepal. Part 3 deals with various forms of activism including Bengalis in Delhi movements of bonded agricultural labourers ethnic groups Anti Dam Movements and the social basis of Maoism in Nepal. Part 4 consists of an Afterword by Jonathan Parry analyzing the changing significance of caste in the region. Printed Pages: 520

Title: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Political and Social Transformations in North India (Vol. 2)

Author Name: Hiroshi Ishi; David N Gellner & Katsuo Nawa (Eds)

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173047294

ISBN 13: 9788173047299

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Keywords: Social Dynamics in Northern South Asia Political and Social Transformations in North India (Vol. 2) Hiroshi Ishi; David N Gellner & Katsuo Nawa (Eds)