Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India

Claiming Power from Below: Dalits and the Subaltern Question in India

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by Manu Bhagavan
     
 

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Claiming Power from Below and its companion volume Speaking Truth to Power explore a range of issues concerning the Subaltern question in India-the functionality of the continued use of the term 'Dalit', the scope of current and future Dalit literature, social hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, and the idea of resistance. Using case studies from different

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Claiming Power from Below and its companion volume Speaking Truth to Power explore a range of issues concerning the Subaltern question in India-the functionality of the continued use of the term 'Dalit', the scope of current and future Dalit literature, social hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, and the idea of resistance. Using case studies from different regions and sectors, this volume investigates issues concerning Dalit politics and literature.

These volumes will be indispensable for students, teachers, and scholars of Dalit and Third World studies, history, sociology, anthropology, and literature.

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"Balanced and complete. The variety of perspectives and approaches, as well as the broad scope of subject matter, reflect the extremely high level of complexity of the issues surrounding caste, class, and power in the Indian subcontinent." — International Law and Politics

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ISBN-13:
9780198063483
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,147,434
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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