Witches, Tea Plantations, and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India

By: Soma Chaudhuri

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Bringing together a holistic theoretical perspective drawing from sociology anthropology and postcolonial history the author argues that witchcraft accusations among the adivasi worker communities in the tea plantations of West Bengal are a protest against the plantation management. Thus the witchcraft accusations are not as ‘exotic and primitive rituals of a backward’ adivasi community during times of stress but rather as a powerful protest organized by a marginalized community against its oppressors. The book also illuminates how witchcraft accusations should be interpreted within the backdrop of labor-planters relationship characterized by rigidity of power patronage and social distance.Printed Pages: 210.

Title: Witches, Tea Plantations, and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India

Author Name: Soma Chaudhuri

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press: 2013

ISBN: 9789382993452

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101489

Keywords: Witches Tea Plantations and Lives of Migrant Laborers in India Soma Chaudhuri