Casting kings bards and Indian modernity

Based on anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, the author explores the manner in which semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand caste hierarchies. He demonstrates how the ability to cleverly rework and sabotage lingering caste inequalities forms the basis for Bhat clai...

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Main Author: Snodgrass, Jeffrey G.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2006, 2006
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Summary:Based on anthropological fieldwork in the Indian state of Rajasthan, the author explores the manner in which semi-nomadic performers known as Bhats understand caste hierarchies. He demonstrates how the ability to cleverly rework and sabotage lingering caste inequalities forms the basis for Bhat claims to status in contemporary India
Physical Description:xxii, 226 p. ill., map
ISBN:9780199785063
0199785066