Dalit Movements and the Meanings of Labour in India

Dalit Movements and the Meanings of Labour in India

by Peter Robb
     
 

This book traces various interesting aspects of the story of Indian labor from the eighteenth century to the present day, assessing the degrees of continuity with past practice, and whether the modern assumptions about work—its separation from other aspects of daily life, its commoditization, its class implications—have often been reflected in Indian

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This book traces various interesting aspects of the story of Indian labor from the eighteenth century to the present day, assessing the degrees of continuity with past practice, and whether the modern assumptions about work—its separation from other aspects of daily life, its commoditization, its class implications—have often been reflected in Indian experience. The essays propose a number of general points on how ideological and religious ferment accompanies economic change, and also treat particulars that resonate against entrenched social conditions and attitudes. As a whole the book forms a comparative story of the concepts of labor and of social hierarchy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195639315
Publisher:
School of Oriental & African Studies
Publication date:
07/03/1997
Series:
SOAS Studies on South Asia Series
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.72(d)

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