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Author Snodgrass, Jeffrey G.

Title Casting kings : bards and Indian modernity / Jeffrey G. Snodgrass
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 226 pages) : illustrations, map
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Caste -- India -- Rajasthan.
Chamār (South Asian people)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199785063 ebook
0199785066 ebook