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Community and Public Culture : The Marwaris in Calcutta, c. 1897-1997 - Anne Hardgrove

Community and Public Culture

The Marwaris in Calcutta, c. 1897-1997

Hardcover Published: 6th April 2005
ISBN: 9780231122160
Number Of Pages: 391
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"This book explores the historical and cultural processes by which people under colonial and postcolonial rule come to regard themselves as part of a "community," sharing a particular local and panregional ethnic community identity. The focus of this ethnohistorical case study of community formation is a wealthy and controversial migrant business community in Calcutta, the Marwaris."--Pref.

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"Consistently stimulating and original... The book develops an understanding of historical community formation that is critical for scholars working on other groups in South Asia." -- American Historical Review "A new understanding of how Marwaris... in Calcutta are perceived by themselves and others." -- H-Asia "This book is an important contribution to the current literature on community formation and public culture." -- Journal of Asia Studies

Community and public culturep. 19
Mapping community in Rajasthan and Calcuttap. 39
Merchant houses as spectacles of modernityp. 91
Marwaris and moral economies : from rain to gheep. 126
Social reform and the women's question in Marwari public lifep. 181
Sati worship and Marwari public identity in Indiap. 248
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ISBN: 9780231122160
ISBN-10: 0231122160
Series: Gutenberg-e
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 391
Published: 6th April 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.66