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Reconsidering untouchability : Chamars and Dalit history in North India / Ramnarayan S. Rawat.

By: Rawat, Ramnarayan S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Contemporary Indian studies: Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2011Description: xix, 272 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780253355584 (cloth : alk. paper); 0253355583 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780253222626 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0253222621 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Chamār (South Asian people) -- India, North -- History | Chamār (South Asian people) -- India, North -- Ethnic identity | Dalits -- India, North -- History | Caste -- India, North -- History | Leatherwork -- Social aspects -- India, North -- History | Agricultural laborers -- India, North -- Social conditions | Chamār (South Asian people) -- India, North -- Politics and government | Dalits -- India, North -- Politics and government | India, North -- Ethnic relations | India, North -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 305.5688 RAW Online resources: Book review (H-Net)
Contents:
Introduction: Untouchable boundaries : Chamars and the politics of identity and history -- Making Chamars criminal : the crime of cattle poisoning -- Investigating the stereotype : Chamar peasants and agricultural laborers -- Is the leather industry a Chamar enterprise? : the making of leatherworkers -- Struggle for identities : Chamar histories and politics -- From Chamars to Dalits : the making of an achhut identity and politics, 1927-56 -- Conclusion: Overcoming domination : the emergence of a new achhut identity -- Appendix: Statistical tables -- Glossary.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: Untouchable boundaries : Chamars and the politics of identity and history -- Making Chamars criminal : the crime of cattle poisoning -- Investigating the stereotype : Chamar peasants and agricultural laborers -- Is the leather industry a Chamar enterprise? : the making of leatherworkers -- Struggle for identities : Chamar histories and politics -- From Chamars to Dalits : the making of an achhut identity and politics, 1927-56 -- Conclusion: Overcoming domination : the emergence of a new achhut identity -- Appendix: Statistical tables -- Glossary.

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