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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 470–490.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., 2017 doi 10.1215/1089201x-4279188 © 2017 by Duke University Press Odor and Order How Caste Is Inscribed in Space and Sensoria Joel Lee Smell the Neighborhood I advance in this essay the following proposition: that to understand the tenacious persistence of caste and untouchability in the present we...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 122–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Thomas Crowley Abstract This article explores the thought of philosopher, historian, and activist Sharad Patil, particularly the way he constructs theoretical arguments by drawing on, expanding, and critiquing the insights of his predecessors in radical anti-caste thought, Jotirao Phule and B. R...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 7–13.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Rajni Kothari © 1994: South Asia Bulletin 1994 South Asia Bulletin, Vol. XIV No. 1 (1994) Caste, Communalism and the Democratic Process Rajni Kothari In the mindless drift from a pursuit of consensus a social phenomenon, it is considered strange and out of a highly...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1998) 18 (1): 21–29.
Published: 01 May 1998
.... 1994 . “La suddhi de l'Arya Samaj ou l'invention d'un rituel de (re)conversion à l'hindouisme.” In Archives de Sciences sociales des religion . n°87. July-August: 99 –114. Dumont , L. 1966 . Homo hierarchicus: Le système des castes et ses implications . Paris: Gallimard. Gohil , N...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2013) 33 (3): 391–397.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to a practice of theoretical intervention that Fanon establishes in his work, in Black Skin and in The Wretched of the Earth , that would be of value to caste critiques, which is to use (a certain Other) experience to draw the limits of (European, mainstream) theory. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (3): 590–598.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in the Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean circuit, which had a different history from that of Northern Arabia, was conceived more as a caste-like or class notion than an ethnic or racial one. Certainly, at specific moments and in particular contexts, there is overlap between the caste and ethnic notions...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1991) 11 (1_and_2): 110–130.
Published: 01 August 1991
...Mihir Desai Copyright 1992: South Asia Bulletin 1991 South Asia Bulletin, Vol. XI, Nos. 1 & 2 (1991). A Justification of Reservations and Affirmative Action for Backward Castes in India Mihir Desai I must confess that Arun Shourie is the inspiring Despite caste criteria...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1994) 14 (1): 57–65.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Ghanshyam Shah © 1994: South Asia Bulletin 1994 South Asia Bulletin, Vol. XIV No. 1 (1994) The BJP and Backward Castes in Cujarat Ghanshyam Shah The BJP’s perspectives on the economy not- per castes? Does it mean that consciousness of be- withstanding, it comes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1985) 5 (1): 19–26.
Published: 01 May 1985
... in Nineteenth century India”, Economic and Political Weekly , Vol.V November 28. Timberg , Thomas , ( 1978 ). The Marwarls: From Traders to Industrlalists . (New Delhi: Vikas). Thurston , Edgar , ( 1909 ). Castes and Tribes of South India , Vol. V . (Madras: Madras Government Press...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 184–195.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of violence predominantly in caste relations, but also beyond, in the comparative contexts of revolutions and formations of nation-states in the modern world. The essay reconstructs and interprets Ambedkar as a foundational thinker of sovereignty, republicanism, and agonism. In so doing, it analyzes...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2023) 43 (1): 43–60.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and cultural emancipation that was used not only to challenge colonial rule but also to further numerous anti-caste movements against existing Brahmanical institutions and practices. While the history of anti-caste and Dalit engagements with Buddhism has largely been studied through a discussion of the Indian...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2014) 34 (1): 52–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... be produced out of the variegated conditions of domination and subordination of capitalist modernity in the non-West. The educator and social reformer Jotirao Phule encountered similar issues in his efforts to transform lower-caste consciousness in late nineteenth-century colonial Maharashtra. Phule...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2024) 44 (1): 66–79.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Luna Sabastian Abstract This article establishes racial thinking as central to V. D. Savarkar's (1883–1966) founding theory of Hindutva. Savarkar's issue with the Muslims was not that they were irreducibly “other,” a foreign race polluting Hindu “blood.” Jettisoning racial and caste purity...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (3): 591–603.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Katerina Clark’s observations on the Soviet socialist-realist novel, and building on the adaptation’s intertextual references to older Javanese and Sanskrit epic traditions, Lienau’s essay argues that Pramoedya’s work posits the generic superiority of the Indonesian-Malay novel to the linguistic caste...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and the country, are an important site of entanglement, empirically and imaginatively. The dynamics of translocal householding in the oral histories of two migrants to Delhi reveal intermittent pathways of escape from and recuperation of normative hierarchies of social difference—especially of gender and caste...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Paolo Sartori Abstract The essays in this collection, “Rethinking Sovereignty,” draw on the historiography of postcolonial studies to cast new ways of apprehending the semantic ambiguity of the idiom of power. By anatomizing the language of sovereignty derived from colonialism and statist...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (3): 362–369.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Aaron Glasserman Abstract In Western discourse today the charge that Islam is “not just a religion” but a comprehensive social system is leveled to cast doubt over Muslims' ability to integrate into a political community. In the People's Republic of China, this understanding of Islam has served...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2018) 38 (2): 296–309.
Published: 01 August 2018
... a military system based exclusively on mamluk infantry, the vast majority of whom were of slave castes. By comparison to the mamluks, employment of military slaves and militia derived from the regions of sub-Saharan Africa that had occurred both before and after the Ottoman period has been overlooked...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (2): 325–333.
Published: 01 August 2022
... on the power dynamics of the Mughal era, as Busch repeatedly pointed out, but can also cast light on the lives of locally powerful men who hardly figure in imperially sponsored Persian histories. In Dalpat Vilas , a prose biography composed in Marwari, we witness the dilemma of Ramsingh, a second son who...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2022) 42 (3): 584–602.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... This article ultimately proposes the importance of acknowledging a bricolage of ontologies and realities without entrenching them in a particular identity of caste, tribe, or “indigeneity” or in being of “the West” or of “the rest of the world.” m.mehtta@sheffield.ac.uk Copyright © 2022 by Duke...