Der Unber Hrbare

Author: Mulk Raj Anand
ISBN: 9783293202726
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The Untouchable As Himself

Author: Ravindra S. Khare
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521263146
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Professor Khare offers the first major, comprehensive study of what it means to be an Untouchable in contemporary India. 'Based on a study of the Chamars of Lucknow, the work provides a sensitive description of the Untouchables' cultural ideology and its role in helping them confront their everyday dilemmas and conflicts. Although India has legally abolished untouchability, in practical terms the Untouchables continue to experience social resistance and deprivation while changing social circumstances have given rise to a new awareness and increased expectations. In this book, the urban Chamar reformers, leaders, and ordinary persons speak for themselves, revealing a distinctive cultural perspective as well as a serious awareness of their changing role in Indian society.

Kings And Untouchables

Author: Rosa Maria Perez
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788180280146
Size: 76.86 MB
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This Book Presents Fieldwork Done On The Vankar A Caste Of Untouchable Weavers In Gujarat. This Book Confronts The Western Perception Of Untouchability With The Notion Of Reversibility, And A Fresh Translation Of Social Norms.

The Untouchables Of India

Author: Robert Deliège
Publisher: Berg Publishers
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The subjugation of millions of people in a caste system that is a radical form of apartheid has long had its critics, both from within India and from outside it. Although the government has introduced equal opportunity legislation in an effort to right some of history's wrongs, untouchability is an accident of birth that continues to stigmatize and ostracize more than one hundred and forty million people. Untouchables remain on the bottom of the socioeconomic scale and are found, more often than not, in unskilled, low status occupations. They are forbidden to enter temples, often beg for their food, must leave their chests uncovered and silently endure public humiliations and insults. They remain on the fringes of society and it is even said by some that their shadows pollute passersby. This excellent book addresses the problem of untouchability by providing an overview of the subject as well as penetrating insights into its social and religious origins. The author persuasively demonstrates that untouchability is a deeply ambiguous condition: neither inside nor outside society, reviled yet indispensable, untouchables constitute an original category of social exclusion. This is reflected in the various social movements they have led over the last century and more. The situation of untouchables is crucial to the understanding of caste dynamics, especially in contemporary circumstances, but emphasis, particularly within anthropology, has been placed on the dominant aspects of the caste system rather than on those marginalized and excluded from it. This important book redresses this problem and represents a vital contribution to studies of India, Hinduism, human rights, history, sociology and anthropology.

The Untouchable

Author: John Banville
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307560929
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One of the most dazzling and adventurous writers now working in English takes on the enigma of the Cambridge spies in a novel of exquisite menace, biting social comedy, and vertiginous moral complexity. The narrator is the elderly Victor Maskell, formerly of British intelligence, for many years art expert to the Queen. Now he has been unmasked as a Russian agent and subjected to a disgrace that is almost a kind of death. But at whose instigation? As Maskell retraces his tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment, we discover a figure of manifold doubleness: Irishman and Englishman; husband, father, and lover of men; betrayer and dupe. Beautifully written, filled with convincing fictional portraits of Maskell's co-conspirators, and vibrant with the mysteries of loyalty and identity, The Untouchable places John Banville in the select company of both Conrad and le Carre. Winner of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction "Contemporary fiction gets no better than this... Banville's books teem with life and humor." - Patrick McGrath, The New York Times Book Review "Victor Maskell is one of the great characters in recent fiction... The Untouchable is the best work of art in any medium on [its] subject." -Washington Post Book World "As remarkable a literary voice as any to come out of Ireland; Joyce and Beckett notwithstanding." -San Francisco Chronicle From the Trade Paperback edition.

Eliot Ness And The Untouchables

Author: Kenneth Tucker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488778
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Lawman Eliot Ness has been transformed into legend by the films and television programs that depicted the war he and his “Untouchables” waged against Al Capone and the mobsters of Prohibition-era Chicago. Published by McFarland in 2000, the first edition of this volume analyzed both Ness the person and Ness the myth. This updated and expanded second edition is enhanced by information gathered through interviews with members of the original casts of the television and film versions of The Untouchables. Also included is new material on the historical Frank Nitti and “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run,” along with several gangsters whom Ness never actually encountered except in his media portrayals, among them Mad Dog Coll and Dutch Schultz. The author concludes by evaluating the life and accomplishments of Eliot Ness, and his impact as a cultural icon.

British Asian Theatre

Author: Dominic Hingorani
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137083719
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This highly accessible and original introduction to British-Asian theatre explores the creativity, innovation and diversity of major British-Asian theatre companies. Including coverage of Tara Arts, Tamasha and Kali theatre companies, as well as important writers such as Hanif Kureishi and Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, the book analyses the dramaturgy, cultural and political contexts and critical receptions that have informed major productions. Complete with plot summaries and illustrated throughout, the text explores the extraordinary contribution that British-Asian theatre has made to the British stage over the past thirty years.


Author: S. M. Michael
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555876975
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This work criticizes academic theories on caste in Indian society. It introduces the customs of Dalit freedom fighting and uses case studies to illustrate the Dalits' struggles in a modern world of communalized politics and market reforms.


Author: Barbara R. Joshi
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9780862324605
Size: 30.82 MB
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