The Sacrifice of Human Being: British Rule and the Konds of Orissa

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Why are human beings so cruel to each other? What are the values, beliefs, and "myths" that motivate atrocious behavior, masking it as heroism? And why have so many "civilized" people oppressed tribal people and exploited them so ruthlessly, in India and elsewhere? This work sets out to analyze the structures of power and authority which British rule imposed over a tribal people of Central India.

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`Padel has taken a courageous first step towards the acknowledgement and integration of an ugly and little recognised part of the British national heritage.'
Resurgence

`This is a very straight-forward and unpretentious book, whose great strengths are the very considerable and detailed archival and field research on which it is based and the powerful moral commitments of the author.'
Journal of Modern Asian Studies

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