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Savaging the civilized : Verrier Elwin, his tribals, and India / Ramachandra Guha.

By: Guha, Ramachandra.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: x, 398 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780195647815 (hbk.); 0195647815 (hbk.).Subject(s): Elwin, Verrier, 1902-1964 | Anthropologists -- India -- Biography | Poets, Indic -- 20th century -- Biography | Baiga (Indic people) -- Social life and customs | Gond (Indic people) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 301.092 GUH | B Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
I. Evangelical Ghetto II. Oxford Rebellion III. Between Christ and the Congress IV. Breaking Ranks V. An Ashram of One's Own VI. Defending the Aboriginal VII. Going Gond VIII. Anthropologist at Large IX. Staying On X. An Englishman in India XI. A Sahib (Sometimes) in the Secretariat XII. Nehru's Missionary XIII. An Englishman for India XIV. Outsider Within: The Worlds of Verrier Elwin.
Summary: "Verrier Elwin (1902-1964) was unquestionably the most colorful and influential non-official Englishman to live and work in twentieth-century India. A prolific writer, Elwin's ethnographic studies and popular works on India's tribal customs, art, myth and folklore continue to generate controversy."--BOOK JACKET. "Described by his contemporaries as a cross between Albert Schweitzer and Paul Gauguin, Elwin was a man of contradictions, at times taking on the role of evangelist, social worker, political activist, poet, government worker, and more. Intensely political, the Oxford-trained scholar tirelessly defended the rights of the indigenous and despite the deep religious influences of St. Francis and Mahatma Gandhi on his early career, staunchly opposed Hindu and Christian puritans in the debate over the future of India's tribals."--BOOK JACKET. "Savaging the Civilized is both biography and history, an exploration through Elwin's life of some of the great debates of the twentieth century, the future of development, cultural assimilation versus cultural difference, the political practice of postcolonial as opposed to colonial governments, and the moral practice of writers and intellectuals."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [353]-385) and index.

I. Evangelical Ghetto
II. Oxford Rebellion
III. Between Christ and the Congress
IV. Breaking Ranks
V. An Ashram of One's Own
VI. Defending the Aboriginal
VII. Going Gond
VIII. Anthropologist at Large
IX. Staying On
X. An Englishman in India
XI. A Sahib (Sometimes) in the Secretariat
XII. Nehru's Missionary
XIII. An Englishman for India
XIV. Outsider Within: The Worlds of Verrier Elwin.

"Verrier Elwin (1902-1964) was unquestionably the most colorful and influential non-official Englishman to live and work in twentieth-century India. A prolific writer, Elwin's ethnographic studies and popular works on India's tribal customs, art, myth and folklore continue to generate controversy."--BOOK JACKET. "Described by his contemporaries as a cross between Albert Schweitzer and Paul Gauguin, Elwin was a man of contradictions, at times taking on the role of evangelist, social worker, political activist, poet, government worker, and more. Intensely political, the Oxford-trained scholar tirelessly defended the rights of the indigenous and despite the deep religious influences of St. Francis and Mahatma Gandhi on his early career, staunchly opposed Hindu and Christian puritans in the debate over the future of India's tribals."--BOOK JACKET.
"Savaging the Civilized is both biography and history, an exploration through Elwin's life of some of the great debates of the twentieth century, the future of development, cultural assimilation versus cultural difference, the political practice of postcolonial as opposed to colonial governments, and the moral practice of writers and intellectuals."--BOOK JACKET.

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