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Brokers of status : the development of bhakti (devotion) and sarkar (government) by Bhils of southern Rajasthan

Kauffman, Paul Richard


In this thesis the problems of cultural incorporation, and how and why the concepts bhakti (devotees) and sarkar(government, authority), and the status groups bhaqat (devotees) and sarkari naukar (government officials) have developed among Bhils in the Dungarpur District of southern Rajasthan, are investigated. Relevant theoretical literature is considered, and historical sources and data gathered whilst living in four Dungarpur villages between 1979 and 1981 are analyzed. Historically, Bhils...[Show more]

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Date published: 1983
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d74e450c4e16


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