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Six inches from above : violence and resistance among Gangotas of Bhagalpur (India)

Rajesh Raj

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The present thesis is an attempt to study the social practice of Gangotas of Bhagalpur (North India). Like that of many other subordinate agrarian communities (Dorns, Dharhis, Binds, etc.) of Gangetic Bihar, there has not been anything positive in the representation of Gangotas in the contemporary discourses. Both national media and administrative sources depict members of this community as criminals. Although the post-colonial state in India, unlike its predecessor, does not acknowledge...[Show more]

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Date published: 1995
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/123820

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