9780199453313

Political Economy of Production and Reproduction Caste, Custom, and Community in North India

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    9780199453313

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    0199453314

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-01-27
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography


Prem Chowdhry is Independent researcher and former Fellow of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.

Table of Contents


List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
SECTION I - State, Law, and Economy: The Colonial Flux
1. The Advantages of Backwardness: Colonial Policy and Agriculture in Haryana
2. Jat Domination in South-east Punjab: Socio-economic
Basis of Jat Politics in a Punjab District
3. Contours of Communalism: Religion, Caste, and Identity in South-east Punjab
4. Contesting Claims and Counter-claims: Questions of the Inheritance and Sexuality of Widows in a Colonial State
5. Fluctuating Fortunes of Wives: Creeping Rigidity in Inter-caste Marriages in the Colonial Period
SECTION II - Caste, Community, and Gender: The Post-colonial Constraints
6. High Participation and Low Evaluation: Women and Work in Rural Haryana
7. Persistence of a Custom: Cultural Centrality of Ghunghat
8. Ideology, Culture, and Hierarchy: Expenditure- Consumption Patterns in Rural Households
9. A Matter of Two Shares: A Daughter's Claim to Patrilineal Property in Rural North India
10. Private Lives, State Intervention: Cases of Runaway Marriage in Rural North India
11. Caste Panchayats and the Policing of Marriage in Haryana: Enforcing Kinship and Territorial Exogamy
12. 'First our Jobs then our Girls': The Dominant Caste
Perceptions on the 'Rising' Dalits
Index

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