Brahminization in Frontier Bengal: Revised and Updated Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Work of Late Sarita Bhowmick (1956-1982)

By: Samita Manna & Gautam Kumar Bera (Authors)

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A border area generally witnesses frequent waves of migration, aggressions and conquests. The people of such a region adjust and respond to different situations, as are already adapted to certain culture traits owing to their necessities. Often a dominant culture becomes a point of reference for adaptation of many cultural traits. The region under study constitutes historically a political fluid zone. The boundaries between Bengal and Orissa were in a state of flux, being pushed towards Bengal when the Oriyan population was powerful or pushed towards Orissa when the chieftains of Bengal became powerful to insubordinate the indigenous population, which resulted in cultural domination too thereby influencing or moulding the culture of the vanquished people, bringing about specific social and cultural changes. The present study is designed to cover a few festivals of these areas, temple-based religious observances of various castes and communities living in the adjacent areas and folk-songs collected from organized social institutions to understand the Brahminical elements that occupy the way of life of the people of this region. It reveals the nature of transformation of the castes and communities on different levels of Brahminism determined and accentuated by local situations. It is a matter of special interest to the social anthropologists, sociologists, as well as historians or anyone interested in ethno-historical studies. This enlightening situation growing out of culture-contacts with the gradual monolithic cultural system undergoing a transformation through an admixture with diverse cultural systems follows penetration, intersection and superimposition. Based on a micro-level approach, the book is attempted to understand the nature of transformation of the indigenous culture to a distinctly upgraded system fused into the Brahminical hegemony.Printed Pages: 148.

Title: Brahminization in Frontier Bengal: Revised and Updated Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Work of Late Sarita Bhowmick (1956-1982)

Author Name: Samita Manna & Gautam Kumar Bera (Authors)

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, B.R. Publishing Corporation: 2018

ISBN: 9789386223968

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 700814

Keywords: Brahminization in Frontier Bengal: Revised and Updated Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Work of Late Sarita Bhowmick (1956-1982) Samita Manna & Gautam Kumar Bera (Authors)