THE PARIAH PROBLEM

Rupa Viswanath


THE PARIAH PROBLEM

THE PARIAH PROBLEM

  • Title: THE PARIAH PROBLEM
  • Author: Rupa Viswanath
  • ISBN: 8189059726
  • Page: 393
  • Format: Paperback



Pariah is a cruel word For most speakers of English today, only the dimmest memory of what it once meant survives But for its victims the cruelty is not forgotten, because it is not just a memory This is a book about the joint efforts of native elites and British colonizers to avoid facing the fact that they were the beneficiaries of that cruelty Drawing on newly discoPariah is a cruel word For most speakers of English today, only the dimmest memory of what it once meant survives But for its victims the cruelty is not forgotten, because it is not just a memory This is a book about the joint efforts of native elites and British colonizers to avoid facing the fact that they were the beneficiaries of that cruelty Drawing on newly discovered sources, Viswanath traces the emergence of what was called the Pariah Problem She shows how landlords, state officials, and well intentioned missionaries conceptualized Dalit oppression in a way that foreclosed any real solutions after all, the entire agrarian political economic system depended on the unfree labor of those classed as untouchable Welfare efforts directed at Dalits by the colonial state, Hindus and Christian missionaries focused on religious and social reform, but not political empowerment or structural transformation This laid the groundwork for the present day, where the postcolonial state and elite reformers continue to sideline issues of landlessness, violence, and political subordination About the AuthorRupa Viswanath is professor of Indian Religions at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of G ttingen.


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Rupa Viswanath examines Pariah Problem in India, However -- the title is misleading. It ought to be, Pariah Problem in Tamil Society from 1880's -- Modern times. It seemed to be a big jump talking about India as a whole, there are vast sub-cultures within India, ethnicity. Indians differ on language, ethnicity, caste, religion. Some highlights of what I learned from the book: Most Modern people accuse Missionaries of giving material benefits to people who are suffering to convert them. However, [...]


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