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Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-044
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
...in july 1792, Avadhanam Paupiah, a dubash in the South Indian city of Ma- dras, was convicted of conspiracy for forging evidence against his employ- er s chief rival in one of the most famous trials of that era.1 As combined translator, cultural intermediary, agent, and economic middleman...
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By Lisa Björkman
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-045
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... knowledge of, 28, 98, 419; scholarly debates about, 7; terms for, 39n30. See also dubashes brothels. See kothas Buddhism, 250 51, 252n5 building construction: of chawls, 60, 61f; illegal, 131 32, 411; labor, 53, 75, 101 6; masculinity and, 65; occupation cer- tificate (oc), 78 79, 80; permissions...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
... of the nineteenth century. Indian Ocean historians have highlighted the central roles played in that heady period by an array of (often Bombay- based)68 intermediaries shroffs (money changers), dubashes (translators), dalals (commodity brokers), sarangs ( labor recruiters), marfatiyas ( wholesalers), muqaddams...