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Behind Mud Walls 1930-1960 with a Sequel: The Village in 1970 and a New Chapter By Susan S. Wadley: The Village in 1984

By: William H. Wiser and Charlotte Viall Wiser; Foreword By David G. Mandelbaum

Price: $10.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1994

Edition: First Indian Edition

Seller ID: 002602

ISBN: 8121506093

Condition: New


Behind Mud Walls is a humane, dispassionate study of North Indian village life. More than a generation ago, William and Charlotte Wiser came to India as American missionaries and during their stay made a significant contribution to anthropology by writing one of the first Indian village studies. This revised edition contains not only their classic 1930 study and Mrs. Wiser's appraisals of continuity and change in the village life of Karimpur during the 1960s and 1970s, but also a new chapter by Susan Wadley that sketches the social and economic changes she found in Karimpur in 1984. While the ... View more info

Behind Mud Walls: Seventy-five years in a North Indian Village

By: William Wiser & Charlotte Wiser

Price: $13.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2004

Seller ID: 101796

ISBN: 8180280128

Condition: New


In 1925, William and Charlotte Wiser arrived in the North Indian village of Karimpur as missionaries. Over the next five years, they wrote one of the first studies of village India, orginally published in 1930. Charlotte Wiser continued to observe and write about the village until her death, when Susan Wadley picked up the narrative. With updates from the 1960s, 1970s, 1984, and 2000, this expanded edition now encapsulates seventy-five years of continuity and change in the village. The book has a foreword by David G. Mandelbaum.Printed Pages:420. View more info