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Caste, Occupation and Politics on the Ganges: Passages of resistance

Doron, Assa


This intriguing anthropological study of power and resistance in everyday life investigates how the boatmen of Banaras have repositioned themselves within the traditional social organisation and used their privileged position on the river to contest upper-caste and state domination. Unravelling the boatmen's relationship with the holy river and their wider social role in the city, Assa Doron examines the evolution of the boatmen community, and their 'criminal past', from the colonial period...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Book


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