A Companion to the Anthropology of India

A Companion to the Anthropology of India

Editor(s): Isabelle Clark-Decès

Published Online: 27 APR 2011 07:55AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405198929

Online ISBN: 9781444390599

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390599

About this Book

A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India's globalization in the twenty-first century.

  • Provides readers with an important new introduction to the anthropology of India
  • Explores the larger global issues that have transformed India since the end of colonization, including demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and religious issues
  • Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics such as population and life expectancy, civil society, social-moral relationships, caste and communalism, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, environment and health, tourism, public and religious cultures, politics and law
  • Represents an authoritative guide for professional social and cultural anthropologists, and South Asian specialists, and an accessible reference work for students engaged in the analysis of India's modern transformation

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Caste and Class in Liberal India

  2. Part II: Cities, Cosmopolitan Styles, and Urban Critics

  3. Part III: Cultures and Religion in the Making

  4. Part IV: Communalism, Nationalism, and Terrorism

  5. Part V: Law, Governance, and Civil Society

  6. Part VI: From Global India to the Ethnography of Change

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