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Anjan Ghosh

When I think of Anjan Ghosh of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, who died earlier this month, my memories of him are as one of my most dedicated students in the social anthropology classes in my very first year of teaching at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 1975. The...

National and Postnational in Indian Premier League

With reference to your illuminating section on the postnational condition (EPW, 7 March 2009), Aditya Nigam, for instance, proposes a route (“Empire, Nation and Minority Cultures…”) steering clear of both Arjun Appadurai’s “postnation” and Partha Chatterjee’s “within the nation”. Actually at the...

Culture and Class in Indian Diaspora

Differing perspectives on culture and tradition have marked relations between homeland and diasporic Indians. Flaunting of their cultural superiority on the part of the homeland Indians has been marked by equally exclusivist and purist tendencies on the part of Indian immigrants to South Africa and in the Caribbean - a fallout as the author argues, of the rightist brand politics that has prevailed for long in the host nations.

Hierarchy, Hegemony and Dominance-Politics of Ethnicity in Uttar Pradesh, 1995

Hierarchy, Hegemony and Dominance Politics of Ethnicity in Uttar Pradesh, 1995 Ravindra K Jain Weber's theory of ethnicity and Gramsci's, concept of hegemony can illuminate recent trends in UP politics

Tamilian Labour and Malayan Plantations, 1840-1938

This articles with the continuities and discontinuities between recruitment of labour for migration within Tamil Nadu and to other countries, specifically, Malaya and then looks at the process of labour control in both the 'enclaves' and the 'hinterland'. A brief discussion of the articulation theory and the deproletarianisation theory to explain the process of labour migration and control between Tamil Nadu and Malaya from circa 1840 to 1938 follows with a postscript on ethnography of colonialism.

Freedom Denied-Indian Women and Indentureship

Freedom Denied? Indian Women and Indentureship Ravindra K Jain RHODA REDDOCK'S enthusiastic article ('Freedom Denied: Indian Women and Indentureship in Trinidad and Tobago, 1845-1917', EPW, Vol XX, No 43, Review of Women Studies, October 26, 1985) explores the hitherto dimly perceived area of women indentured labourers migrating from northem India and settling in Trinidad during 1845 to 1917. She has presented pertinent data culled from a variety of primary and secondary sources. All students of colonial social history are keenly aware of the hidden biases in their source material and its judicious use poses intractable difficulties. It is only a brave person who would castigate another analyst of such data as does Reddock stridently near the beginning of her article Tyran Ramnarine, for making "use of the available material but in a very uncritical manner accepting colonial definitions of class, character and morality'' (p 79). As I said, the terrain is intractable and one is therefore led to question certain aspects of Reddock's own framework, analysis and conclusions based on a similar range of data.

Kingship, Territory and Property in Pre-British Bundelkhand

Gujarat, Tamil Nadu or West Bengal. It also seems to give greater credit to the RSS cadres than is their due. The last section of the book describes, with the help of long extracts from speeches and writings of leaders, the different brands of socialism in India
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