untouchables my family s triumphant journey out of the caste system in modern india

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Untouchables

Author : Narendra Jadhav
ISBN : 0520252632
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the tradition of "Kaffir Boy," this international bestseller "captures the life of India's villages and Bombay's slums with an anthropologist's precision and a novelist's humanity" ("Asia Times").

British Untouchables

Author : Mr Paul Ghuman
ISBN : 9781409494317
Genre : Social Science
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Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial discrimination from 'white' society. However, in the late 1990s, second-generation Dalit professionals challenged their caste status and Brahmanism in the West and in South Asia. This work provides a major study on the issues facing the education of Dalit children and young people growing up in Britain. The book is based on extensive fieldwork and uses a qualitative research methodology, including in-depth interviews with parents, teachers and children, and detailed observations in homes, schools and places of worship e.g. gurdwaras. It offers a detailed view of areas such as socialisation of children, schooling and education, examination success, parental perceptions of education, bilingualism, acculturation patterns, cultural conflicts and caste and social identities. Central to this work, too, is a thorough introduction to the religious concepts that underpin the notion of 'untouchability' in Hinduism. This is a significant contribution to this under-researched community by a scholar who is one of the leading authorities on the education of South Asian children in Britain.

Businessweek

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121722339
Genre : Business
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Far Eastern Economic Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121684869
Genre : East Asia
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Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Public libraries
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The Weave Of My Life

Author : Urmilā Pavāra
ISBN : 023114900X
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"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave of pain, suffering, and agony that links us." Activist and award-winning writer Urmila Pawar recounts three generations of Dalit women who struggled to overcome the burden of their caste. Dalits, or untouchables, make up India's poorest class. Forbidden from performing anything but the most undesirable and unsanitary duties, for years Dalits were believed to be racially inferior and polluted by nature and were therefore forced to live in isolated communities. Pawar grew up on the rugged Konkan coast, near Mumbai, where the Mahar Dalits were housed in the center of the village so the upper castes could summon them at any time. As Pawar writes, "the community grew up with a sense of perpetual insecurity, fearing that they could be attacked from all four sides in times of conflict. That is why there has always been a tendency in our people to shrink within ourselves like a tortoise and proceed at a snail's pace." Pawar eventually left Konkan for Mumbai, where she fought for Dalit rights and became a major figure in the Dalit literary movement. Though she writes in Marathi, she has found fame in all of India. In this frank and intimate memoir, Pawar not only shares her tireless effort to surmount hideous personal tragedy but also conveys the excitement of an awakening consciousness during a time of profound political and social change.

Grass Roots Democracy In India And China

Author : Manoranjan Mohanty
ISBN : 0761935150
Genre : Political Science
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Both India and China have experienced economic changes that have generated new challenges for local institutions. This volume closely studies the resultant grass-roots political experiences in these countries from an interdisciplinary perspective. It examines the process of democratization and highlights the growing demands for participation and the complex power structures interjecting them. The contributors to this volume discuss issues relating to institutional structures and the dynamics of local governance in a changing socio-economic environment. In addition to the political economy of rural areas, they also focus on the role of gender, ethnicity, and religion in local political processes. Key Features Outlines how institutional innovation has evolved in both countries Highlights the impact of the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution (in India) and the Organic Law (in China) in facilitating political participation Investigates how far the new democratic processes have reduced ethnic subordination, caste hierarchy, and gender injustice at the village level Comprising individual case studies as well as comparative perspectives, this pioneering volume raises new issues of institution-building and socio-economic change vis-à-vis the right to participate. It will be of particular interest to political scientists, sociologists, and social activists.

Think Sociology

Author : John D. Carl
ISBN : 0131754599
Genre : Social Science
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We live in a world of fast-paced change that is being fueled by new technologies, changing personal and social relationships, and changing cultural values and economic conditions. Sociology is a discipline that can help you understand this change. Looking at their world through the sociological perspective enables students to better understand themselves and their place in an evolving and complex world. Designed for today’s students, THINK SOCIOLOGY shows you how sociologists think and how to understand the rapidly changing world they live in.

Eine Kurze Weltgeschichte F R Junge Leser

Author : Ernst H. Gombrich
ISBN : 9783832186388
Genre : History
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Der beliebte Geschichtsklassiker mit wunderbaren farbigen Illustrationen So fesselnd wie ein Roman, so kenntnisreich wie eine Enzyklopädie: Ernst H. Gombrich, einem der herausragendsten Gelehrten des 20. Jahrhunderts, gelang das Unmögliche, auf 360 Seiten die Geschichte der Menschheit prägnant und überzeugend zu schildern. 1935, im Alter von nur fünfundzwanzig Jahren, wagte er sich daran, eine Weltgeschichte für junge Leser zu schreiben, und schuf einen Klassiker. Ohne jemals langatmig zu werden, schildert er bildreich und spannend die vielschichtige Entwicklung der Menschheit von den Höhlenmenschen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg. Ihm gelingt der große Bogen, ohne die historischen Geschehnisse zu banalisieren. Dadurch beschert das Buch dem Leser jedes Alters etwas Einzigartiges: Nach der Lektüre kann er die großen Ereignisse der Vergangenheit in einem Zug erfassen. Kat Menschik bereichert die ›Weltgeschichte‹ mit großformatigen, farbigen Bildern.

Der Gott Der Kleinen Dinge

Author : Arundhati Roy
ISBN : 9783104905310
Genre : Fiction
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In ihrem Bestsellerroman ›Der Gott der kleinen Dinge‹ erzählt Arundhati Roy die schillernde Geschichte einer Familie, die an einer verbotenen Liebe zerbricht. Als die 31-jährige Rahel nach vielen Jahren zurückkehrt in ihr Heimatdorf im südindischen Kerala, ist nichts mehr, wie es einst war. Die Konservenfabrik der Familie verfallen, die geliebte Mutter tot, der Zwillingsbruder verstummt. Zurückgeblieben sind nur die Erinnerungen an eine Kindheit am Fluss, an die bewundernde Liebe zu Velutha, dem dunklen Angestellten ihrer Großmutter, und an einen tragischen Tag im Jahr 1969, der alles veränderte. Eine magische Geschichte vor dem Hintergrund der politischen Umbrüche Indiens.

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