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The Good Country Harald Tambs-Lyche

The Good Country

Harald Tambs-Lyche

Published January 28th 2004
ISBN : 9788173044175
Hardcover
354 pages
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Dealing with Saurashtra, a complex but little studied part of western India, this book extends monographic treatment to an entire region, and thereby reveals the dynamic and changing nature of relations between castes. By analysing interaction inMoreDealing with Saurashtra, a complex but little studied part of western India, this book extends monographic treatment to an entire region, and thereby reveals the dynamic and changing nature of relations between castes. By analysing interaction in various settings, the author shows how the encounters of daily life are embedded in the rank consciousness peculiar to India, while difference is constantly underscored in hierarchizing discourse. In this study, the individual emerges as an agent of the hierarchal order, with an image of the self just as individual as his Western counterpart though differently constructed.