Situating Social History: Orissa, 1800-1997

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Orient Blackswan, 2001 - Odisha (India) - 182 pages
The book examines the shaping of popular culture of Orissa over the last two hundred years. It brings together six articles, which delineate different aspects of the social and cultural history of Orissa health and disease, caste, class, gender, popular perceptions and literary constructions. Also included are two field notes that focus on certain vital issues of contemporary relevance in Korapat.
 

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Contents

The HighLow Dialectic in Fakirmohanas Chamana
26
Collective Action
50
Images in Oriya Literature
83
Kalahandi
99
Popular Memory in Orissa
140
Perceptions in a Changing Society
154
Bibliography
170
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Biswamoy Pati is Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi. Among his many publications on diverse aspects of colonial/postcolonial Indian history, are two collections published by Primus Books: The Social History of Health and Medicine in Colonial India (coedited with Mark Harrison, 2011) and India's Princely States: People, Princes and Colonialism (coedited with Waltraud Ernst, 2010).

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