The politics of caste in West Bengal / edited by Uday Chandra, Geir Heierstad, and Kenneth Bo Nielsen. - First South Asia edition. - xv, 272 pages ; 23 cm. - Exploring the political in South Asia .

"This anthology grew out of a scholarly exchange on the political life of caste in West Bengal in the pages of Economic and Political Weekly in the latter half of 2012"--Acknowledgements.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Acknowledgements. List of Illustrations and Figures. List of Tables. List of Abbreviations. Glossary. INTRODUCTION Uday Chandra, Geir Heierstad and Kenneth Bo Nielsen Part I: CASTE AND COLONIALISM 1. Kol, Coolie, Colonial Subject: A Hidden History of Caste and the Making of Modern Bengal Uday Chandra 2. Another History: Bhadralok Responses to Dalit Political Assertion in Colonial Bengal Sarbani Bandyopadhyay Part II: PARTITION AND THE MAKING OF A MODERN CASTE SOCIETY 3. Partition, Displacement and the Decline of the Scheduled Caste Movement in West Bengal Sekhar Bandyopadhyay and Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury 4. Partition and the Mysterious Disappearance of Caste in Bengal Partha Chatterjee 5. An Absent-Minded Casteism? Dwaipayan Sen Part III: CASTE AND POPULAR POLITICS 6. The Politics of Caste and Class in Singur's Anti-Land Acquisition Struggle Kenneth Bo Nielsen 7. Building up the Harichand-Guruchand Movement: The Politics of the Matua Mahasangha Praskanva Sinharay 8. Transformative Politics: The Imaginary of the Mulnibasi in West Bengal Indrajit Roy Part IV: CASTE, STRATIFICATION AND THE ECONOMY 9. From Client to Supporter: Economic Change and the Slow Change of Social Identity in Rural West Bengal Arild Engelsen Ruud 10. Craft, Identity, Hierarchy: The Kumbhakars of Bengal Moumita Sen 11. The Commodification of Caste and Politics in Kolkata's Kumartuli Geir Heierstad. About the Editors. Notes on Contributors

9781138653382 (hbk.)

Library of Congress -- New Delhi Overseas Office

2018315285


Caste--Political aspects--India--West Bengal.


West Bengal (India)--Politics and government.

DS422.C3 / P65 2016

305.5122095414 CHA / 013231
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