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Sikhs in the Deccan and North East India

Author : Birinder Pal Singh
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This book is a major intervention in the understanding of the dynamics of internal migration in South Asia. It traces the historical roots of certain migrant Sikh communities to the south and north-east India; chronicles their social, religious and economic practices; and examines peculiar identity formations. This first-of-its-kind empirical study examines the socio-economic conditions of Sikhs in the Deccan and the North-East who are believed to be the descendants of the soldiers in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army despatched to the two regions in the early nineteenth century. It draws on extensive ethnographic accounts to present the social realities of the different communities, including language, religion, culture, occupation, caste, marriage and kinship, and agency. It also questions the idea of Sikh homogeneity that many within the community have come to believe in, while revealing both differences and similarities. The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of sociology and social anthropology, migration and diaspora studies, religion, especially Sikh studies, cultural studies, as well as the Sikh diaspora worldwide.

The Sikh Next Door

Author : Manpreet J Singh
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The Sikhs have been a people in transition. Unwanted displacements, willing movements and a changing world have led them through demographic, occupational and experiential shifts. While this has led to the evolution of new facets within the community, it has also evoked mixed responses from outside. As new generations of Sikhs engage with the world through sensibilities defined by their contemporary contexts, they find themselves constructed in images dissonant with their lived realities. The Sikh Next Door: An Identity in Transition traces these changes while also making an incisive analysis of old stereotypes-some heroic, some menacing and some farcical. It simultaneously brings into focus the real people behind these images, their varying social stances and their collective commitment to a common religious identity. The work attempts to reframe the Sikhs, bending a few existing narratives and offering an impetus for a more nuanced understanding of the community.

Spaces and Places in Western India

Author : Bina Sengar
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This book studies places and spaces in western India both as geographical locations and as imagined constructs. It uncovers the rich history of the region from the perspective of places of pilgrimage, commerce, community, expression and indigeneity. The volume examines how spaces are intrinsically connected to the lived experiences of people. It explores how spaces in western India have been constructed over time and how these reflect in both historical and contemporary settings—in the art, architecture, political movements and in identity formation. The rich examples explored in this volume include sites of Bhakti and Sufi literature, the Maharashtrian-Sikh identity, Mahanubhav pilgrimage, monetary practices of the Peshwas, and the internet as an emancipatory space for the Dalit youth in Maharashtra. The chapters in the book establish and affirm the forever evolving cultural topography of western India. Taking a multidimensional approach, this book widens the scope of academic discussions on the theme of space and place. It will be useful for scholars and researchers of history, cultural studies, geography, the humanities, city studies, and sociology.

Indigeneity and Occupational Change

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This book is about the presence of the absent— the tribes of Punjab, India, many of them still nomadic, constituting the poorest of the poor in the state. Drawing on exhaustive fieldwork and ethnographic accounts of more than 750 respondents, it explores the occupational change across generations to prove their presence in the state before the Criminal Tribes Act was implemented in 1871. The archival reports reveal the atrocities unleashed by the colonial government on these people. The volume shows how the post-colonial government too has proved no different; it has done little to bring them into the mainstream society by not exploiting their traditional expertise or equipping them with modern skills. This book will be of great interest to scholars of sociology, social anthropology, social history, public policy, development studies, tribal communities and South Asian studies.

Journal of a Cavalry Officer Including the Memorable Sikh Campaign of 1845 1846

Author : W. W. W. Humbley
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"Journal of a Cavalry Officer; Including the Memorable Sikh Campaign of 1845-1846" by W. W. W. Humbley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Book of History The middle East

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Harmsworth History of the World

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Journal of Sikh Studies

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A 20 MILLION BILLION TRILLION DOLLAR LOSS

Author : Sudhansu S. Tunga
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The book deals with India’s contemporary history of more than six decades since her independence in 1947 to the present day. It describes all the relevant events from economic, political, social and cultural perspectives. The world knows India to be an emerging economic giant because of her recent GDP growth. But, behind this robust growth, lies the real India which is poor, illiterate and backward, suffering from the evils of wide-spread corruption, nepotism and familocracy due to the wrong policies followed by Indian politicians since Nehru. The government made some half-hearted attempts for improving the people’s lot, but there was not much success. This is why the narrative is called the story of downslide. And this downslide has resulted collectively in an inconceivably colossal loss.

The New Cambridge Modern History Volume 7 The Old Regime 1713 1763

Author : J. O. Lindsay
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This volume surveys the political, military and diplomatic history of a period of changing alliances and limited and gentlemanly but frequent wars. It gives particular weight to the emergence of Prussia and Russia as European Powers and to the rivalry of France and England in America, in India and on the high seas. The economic background to these national fortunes is of increasing international trade, technological progress and colonialisation. Socially, European society slowly evolved from the domination of the aristocracy to that of urban populations and bourgeois administrators. Intellectually, the culture of Europe took on what are recognized as specifically eighteenth-century forms and ideals. From the point of view of world history this period saw the confirmation of European pre-eminence and dominion.

The Sikh Review

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Guide to Indian Periodical Literature

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India

Author : John Gallagher
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From the high mountains of the Himalayas in the north to the sandy beaches of Goa and Kerala in the south, from the dusty desert of Rajasthan to the teeming Ganges delta, this title captures the visual essence of India.

Census of India 1951

Author : India. Census Commissioner
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Consists of papers usually relating to a specific subject.

The Pearson Guide to the Central Police Forces

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Census of India of 1953 Religion

Author : India. Office of the Registrar General
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Encyclopedia of Race Ethnicity and Society

Author : Richard T. Schaefer
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Religion Past Present

Author : Hans Dieter Betz
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Brill announces a new major reference work: "Religion Past and Present" (RPP). "Religion Past and Present" is the English version of the 4th edition of "Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart" (RGG), the highly respected, authoritative encyclopaedia of Christian theology, biblical studies and religious studies.

Indian History

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The Peasant and the Raj

Author : Eric Stokes
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These twelve essays explore the nature of south Asian agrarian society and examine the extent to which it changed during the period of British rule. The central focus of the book is directed to peasant agitation and violence and four of the studies look at the agrarian explosion that formed the background to the 1857 Mutiny. The essays give a coherent historical treatment of the Indian peasant world, and the paperback edition of this successful book will be of interest to the student of peasant studies and to the sociologist as well as to development economists and agronomists generally.