Everyday Life in South Asia

ISBN-10: 0253221943

ISBN-13: 9780253221940

Edition: 2nd 2010

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 7/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

Diane P. Mines is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University and co-editor of Everyday Life in South Asia (IUP, 2002).

Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration
Map
Introduction
The Family and the Life Course
Introduction
One Straw from a Broom Cannot Sweep: The Ideology and Practice of the Joint Family in Rural North India
Allah Gives Both Boys and Girls
�Out Here in Kathmandu�: Youth and the Contradictions of Modernity in Urban Nepal
Rethinking Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce in an Indian Call Center
Love and Aging in Bengali Families
Genders
Introduction
New Light in the House: Schooling Girls in Rural North India
Roadwork: Offstage with Special Drama Actresses in Tamil Nadu, South India
Breadwinners No More: Identities in Flux
Life on the Margins: A Hijra's Story
Crossing �Lines� of Difference: Transnational Movements and Sexual Subjectivities in Hyderabad, India
Caste, Class, and Community
Introduction
Seven Prevalent Misconceptions about India's
God-Chariots in a Garden of Castes: Hierarchy and Festival in a Hindu City
High and Low Castes in Karani
Weakness, Worry Illness, and Poverty in the Slums of Dhaka
Anjali's Alliance: Class Mobility in Urban India
Recasting the Secular: Religion and Education in Kerala, India
Practicing Religion
Introduction
The Hindu Gods in a South Indian Village
The Feast of Love
The Delusion of Gender and Renunciation in Buddhist Kashmir
Muslim Village Intellectuals: The Life of the Mind in Northern Pakistan
In Friendship: A Father, a Daughter, and a Jinn
Vernacular Islam at a Healing Crossroads in Hyderabad
Nation-Making
Introduction
Voices from the Partition
A Day in the Life
Living and Dying for Mother India: Hindu Nationalist Female Renouncers and Sacred Duty
Political Praise in Tamil Newspapers: The Poetry and Iconography of Democratic Power
Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, and Sri Lankan Garment Workers
Interviews with High School Students in Eastern Sri Lanka
Globalization, Public Culture, and the South Asian Diaspora
Introduction
Cinema in the Countryside: Popular Tamil Film and the Remaking of Rural Life
Dangerous Desires: Erotics, Public Culture, and Identity in Late-Twentieth-Century India
A Diaspora Ramayana in Southall
British Sikh Lives, Lived in Translation
Examining the �Global� Indian Middle Class: Gender and Culture in the Silicon Valley/Bangalore Circuit
Placing Lives through Stories: Second-Generation South Asian Americans
Unexpected Destinations
List of References
List of Contributors
Index
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