Author:Frederique Apffel-Marglin

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Rhythms of Life: Enacting the World with the Goddesses of Orissa

By: Frederique Apffel-Marglin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028039

ISBN: 0195694198

Condition: New


The nine essays in this volume are based on the author’s fieldwork in Puri, Orissa between 1975 and 1993. During this eighteen-year period, she focused on two sets of rituals—one, in and around the temple of Jagann¡tha, studied mostly through the lens of the rituals of the Devadasis; the other, the festival of Raja Parba at Bali Haracandi, which celebrates the menses of the earth, sea, goddesses, and women. These essays contain detailed and rich re-tellings of complex rituals with their attendant stories and myths. They have been put together fifteen years after the author left the field ... View more info

Interrogating Development: Insights from the Margins

By: Frederique Apffel-Marglin, Sanjay Kumar, and Arvind Mishra (eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033662

ISBN: 0198066414

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This volume provides a new perspective on the role of culture in shaping the attitudes towards economic development of marginalized people both in the global North and the global South. The strength of the collection lies in the examples from within India and without, which illuminate old Dalit–Savarna and Hindu–Muslim dynamics specific to India. These also facilitate a new understanding of the processes of marginalization in northern capitalist contexts. The essays draw attention to the various modernizing forces that have rendered invisible the dynamics of cyclicity, bio-cultural regene... View more info

Purity and Auspiciousness in Indian Society (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology: Volume XLII)

By: John B. Carman and Frederique Apffel Marglin (eds.)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, E.J. Brill: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005195

ISBN: 9004077898

Condition: Fine


Printed Pages: 134. View more info