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Culture Communities and Change

Varsha Joshi

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ISBN 10: 817033747X / ISBN 13: 9788170337478
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Contents: Inaugural address/Satish Chandra. 1. Producing and reproducing Rajasthan: why Col. Tod represented Rajasthan the way he did and its consequences for imperial, nationalist and Rajput historiography/Lloyd I. Rudolph. 2. Wearing honour: the introduction of tangible representations of honour into the Rajputana states/Ed Haynes. 3. Rajput honour in a restricted colonial environment: an early twentieth century experience - Amar Singh of Kanota/DeWitt C. Ellinwood. 4. An exploration Rajputai and ' Maan' in the Rajput imagination/M.K. Jayasinhji Jhala. 5. Poets, warriors and brothers: the shifting identities of Rajput Dadupanthis, circa 1660-1860 CE/James M. Hastings. 6. Raja Nal and the Rajputs: seeking status in the oral epic Dhola/Susan S. Wadley. 7. Parasuram's sacrifice: a myth and its local travels/Lawrence A. Babb. 8. The graves of history or the metaphor of the hidden Pir/Dominique-Sila Khan. 9. Peasant rebellion and religion in Rajasthan, 1920s-1940s: problems of interpretation/Hira Singh and Saroj Chawla. 10. Religion, media and globalisation: some gender perceptions/ Varsha Joshi. 11. Accumulated wisdom and politics/Madhu Sethia. 12. The present of the past: an overview of the folk music/Vijay Verma. 13. "A song they sing themselves, about themselves": songs of the Nath Jogis/John Napier. 14. Singing Kheyla: ritual music and trance healing in a Tejaji temple/Natalie Sarrazin. Index. "The book is a collection of interdisciplinary papers dealing with the culture, history and traditions of Rajasthan. Rajasthan today is a rapidly changing society. Within a span 292 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 44802

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Title: Culture Communities and Change

Publisher: Rawat

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"The book is a collection of interdisciplinary papers dealing with the culture, history and traditions of Rajasthan. Rajasthan today is a rapidly changing society. Within a span of two generations, people have seen bigger changes in their patterns of life than the several preceding centuries. Yet many old habits, customs and traditions have been preserved. It is this that makes Rajasthan a magnificent laboratory for studying the process of social change. In order to understand the present, there is certainly a need to study the local diversities and specificities of socio-cultural life. Moreover, when we look at issues related to development, it is necessary to understand the tradition, culture and communities to be able to address these issues more effectively. Each paper in this volume is not only a substantive and important contribution to the study and understanding of the Rajasthani culture, community, history and traditions but also to the understanding of the processes of the change that are occurring. (Published in association with Institute of Rajasthan Studies, Jaipur)"

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