Society and Ideology: Essays in South Asian History Presented to Professor K.A. Ballhatchet

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This volume, commemorating nearly forty years during which Professor K.A. Ballhatchet taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, offers varied but coherent studies relevant to questions of ethnicity in South Asia. It goes beyond the recognition that identities are constructed, toward an understanding of the context and conditions in which particular kinds of community are possible. A secondary theme is the means and importance of the interpretation of texts. A third is the impact of the ...
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This volume, commemorating nearly forty years during which Professor K.A. Ballhatchet taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, offers varied but coherent studies relevant to questions of ethnicity in South Asia. It goes beyond the recognition that identities are constructed, toward an understanding of the context and conditions in which particular kinds of community are possible. A secondary theme is the means and importance of the interpretation of texts. A third is the impact of the intrusions of colonial rule upon South Asia's practices and self-perceptions. The subjects are considered from pre-Mughal times to the recent past, and in both India and Sri Lanka.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195632149
  • Publisher: School of Oriental & African Studies
  • Publication date: 5/27/1993
  • Series: SOAS Studies on South Asia Series
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Major Publications of K.A. Ballhatchet
1 Texts, communities, and the history of change in modern South Asia 1
2 From the barbarian and the civilized to the dialectics of colour: an archaeology of self-identities 22
3 Approaches to pre-modern Indo-Muslim historical writing: some reconsiderations in 1990-1991 49
4 Artful apostasy? A Mughal mansabdar among the Jesuits: some thoughts on conversion from Islam to Christianity 72
5 Colonial perceptions of ethnicity and culture in early nineteenth-century Sri Lanka 97
6 The rhetoric of caste status in modern Sri Lanka 110
7 The impact of British rule on religious community: reflections on the trial of Maulvi Ahmadullah of Patna in 1865 142
8 The Western-educated elites and popular religion: the debate over the hook-swinging issue in Bengal and Madras, c.1830-1894 177
9 'Who are your leaders?' Plague, the Raj and the 'communities' in Bombay, 1896-1901 196
10 The politics of childbirth: British and Bengali women in contest, 1890-1930 222
11 Historical approaches to communalism: perspectives from Western India 247
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