Sikhs In The Deccan And North East India

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Sikhs In The Deccan And North East India

Author : Birinder Pal Singh
ISBN : 9781351201056
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a major intervention in the understanding of the dynamics of internal migration in South Asia. It traces the historical roots of certain migrant Sikh communities to the south and north-east India; chronicles their social, religious and economic practices; and examines peculiar identity formations. This first-of-its-kind empirical study examines the socio-economic conditions of Sikhs in the Deccan and the North-East who are believed to be the descendants of the soldiers in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army despatched to the two regions in the early nineteenth century. It draws on extensive ethnographic accounts to present the social realities of the different communities, including language, religion, culture, occupation, caste, marriage and kinship, and agency. It also questions the idea of Sikh homogeneity that many within the community have come to believe in, while revealing both differences and similarities. The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of sociology and social anthropology, migration and diaspora studies, religion, especially Sikh studies, cultural studies, as well as the Sikh diaspora worldwide.
Category: Social Science

The Sikh Next Door

Author : Manpreet J Singh
ISBN : 9789389165586
Genre : Religion
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The Sikhs have been a people in transition. Unwanted displacements, willing movements and a changing world have led them through demographic, occupational and experiential shifts. While this has led to the evolution of new facets within the community, it has also evoked mixed responses from outside. As new generations of Sikhs engage with the world through sensibilities defined by their contemporary contexts, they find themselves constructed in images dissonant with their lived realities. The Sikh Next Door: An Identity in Transition traces these changes while also making an incisive analysis of old stereotypes-some heroic, some menacing and some farcical. It simultaneously brings into focus the real people behind these images, their varying social stances and their collective commitment to a common religious identity. The work attempts to reframe the Sikhs, bending a few existing narratives and offering an impetus for a more nuanced understanding of the community.
Category: Religion

Spaces And Places In Western India

Author : Bina Sengar
ISBN : 9781000691559
Genre : History
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This book studies places and spaces in western India both as geographical locations and as imagined constructs. It uncovers the rich history of the region from the perspective of places of pilgrimage, commerce, community, expression and indigeneity. The volume examines how spaces are intrinsically connected to the lived experiences of people. It explores how spaces in western India have been constructed over time and how these reflect in both historical and contemporary settings—in the art, architecture, political movements and in identity formation. The rich examples explored in this volume include sites of Bhakti and Sufi literature, the Maharashtrian-Sikh identity, Mahanubhav pilgrimage, monetary practices of the Peshwas, and the internet as an emancipatory space for the Dalit youth in Maharashtra. The chapters in the book establish and affirm the forever evolving cultural topography of western India. Taking a multidimensional approach, this book widens the scope of academic discussions on the theme of space and place. It will be useful for scholars and researchers of history, cultural studies, geography, the humanities, city studies, and sociology.
Category: History

Census Of India 1951

Author : India. Census Commissioner
ISBN : UOM:39015024494703
Genre : India
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Consists of papers usually relating to a specific subject.
Category: India

The Sikh Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015078363978
Genre : Sikhism
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Category: Sikhism

Seminar

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ISBN : UVA:X030551496
Genre : Asia
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Category: Asia

Indigeneity And Occupational Change

Author : Birinder Pal Singh
ISBN : 9781000699777
Genre : Social Science
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This book is about the presence of the absent— the tribes of Punjab, India, many of them still nomadic, constituting the poorest of the poor in the state. Drawing on exhaustive fieldwork and ethnographic accounts of more than 750 respondents, it explores the occupational change across generations to prove their presence in the state before the Criminal Tribes Act was implemented in 1871. The archival reports reveal the atrocities unleashed by the colonial government on these people. The volume shows how the post-colonial government too has proved no different; it has done little to bring them into the mainstream society by not exploiting their traditional expertise or equipping them with modern skills. This book will be of great interest to scholars of sociology, social anthropology, social history, public policy, development studies, tribal communities and South Asian studies.
Category: Social Science

Religion Past Present

Author : Hans Dieter Betz
ISBN : 9004146903
Genre : Religion
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Brill announces a new major reference work: "Religion Past and Present" (RPP). "Religion Past and Present" is the English version of the 4th edition of "Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart" (RGG), the highly respected, authoritative encyclopaedia of Christian theology, biblical studies and religious studies.
Category: Religion

India

Author : John Gallagher
ISBN : 0760773351
Genre : India
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From the high mountains of the Himalayas in the north to the sandy beaches of Goa and Kerala in the south, from the dusty desert of Rajasthan to the teeming Ganges delta, this title captures the visual essence of India.
Category: India

Indian Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015060789495
Genre : English imprints
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Category: English imprints