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Diane P. Mines is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University. She is author of Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village (IUP, 2005).
Sarah Lamb is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at Brandeis University. She is author of White Saris and Sweet Mangoes: Aging, Gender and Body in North India and Aging and the Indian Diaspora: Cosmopolitan Families in India and Abroad (IUP, 2009).
Table of Contents
|Note on Transliteration||p. xi|
|The Family and the Life Course|
|One Straw from a Broom Cannot Sweep: The Ideology and Practice of the Joint Family in Rural North India||p. 14|
|Allah Gives Both Boys and Girls||p. 26|
|˘Out Here in Kathmandu÷: Youth and the Contradictions of Modernity in Urban Nepal||p. 40|
|Rethinking Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce in an Indian Call Center||p. 50|
|Love and Aging in Bengali Families||p. 62|
|New Light in the House: Schooling Girls in Rural North India||p. 80|
|Roadwork: Offstage with Special Drama Actresses in Tamil Nadu, South India||p. 94|
|Breadwinners No More: Identities in Flux||p. 110|
|Life on the Margins: A Hijra's Story||p. 124|
|Crossing ˘Lines÷ of Difference: Transnational Movements and Sexual Subjectivities in Hyderabad, India||p. 132|
|Caste, Class, and Community|
|Seven Prevalent Misconceptions about India's||p. 153|
|God-Chariots in a Garden of Castes: Hierarchy and Festival in a Hindu City||p. 155|
|High and Low Castes in Karani||p. 171|
|Weakness, Worry Illness, and Poverty in the Slums of Dhaka||p. 180|
|Anjali's Alliance: Class Mobility in Urban India||p. 192|
|Recasting the Secular: Religion and Education in Kerala, India||p. 206|
|The Hindu Gods in a South Indian Village||p. 226|
|The Feast of Love||p. 238|
|The Delusion of Gender and Renunciation in Buddhist Kashmir||p. 250|
|Muslim Village Intellectuals: The Life of the Mind in Northern Pakistan||p. 263|
|In Friendship: A Father, a Daughter, and a Jinn||p. 275|
|Vernacular Islam at a Healing Crossroads in Hyderabad||p. 290|
|Voices from the Partition||p. 314|
|A Day in the Life||p. 328|
|Living and Dying for Mother India: Hindu Nationalist Female Renouncers and Sacred Duty||p. 343|
|Political Praise in Tamil Newspapers: The Poetry and Iconography of Democratic Power||p. 354|
|Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, and Sri Lankan Garment Workers||p. 371|
|Interviews with High School Students in Eastern Sri Lanka||p. 384|
|Globalization, Public Culture, and the South Asian Diaspora|
|Cinema in the Countryside: Popular Tamil Film and the Remaking of Rural Life||p. 406|
|Dangerous Desires: Erotics, Public Culture, and Identity in Late-Twentieth-Century India||p. 421|
|A Diaspora Ramayana in Southall||p. 436|
|British Sikh Lives, Lived in Translation||p. 448|
|Examining the ˘Global÷ Indian Middle Class: Gender and Culture in the Silicon Valley/Bangalore Circuit||p. 461|
|Placing Lives through Stories: Second-Generation South Asian Americans||p. 472|
|Unexpected Destinations||p. 487|
|List of References||p. 503|
|List of Contributors||p. 545|
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