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In the shadows of the state : indigenous politics, environmentalism, and insurgency in Jharkhand, India / Alpa Shah.

By: Shah, Alpa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2010Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199459094 (pbk.); 0199459096 (pbk.).Subject(s): Adivasis -- India -- Jharkhand -- Social conditions | Adivasis -- India -- Jharkhand -- Economic conditions | Adivasis -- India -- Jharkhand -- Politics and government | Jharkhand (India) -- History -- Autonomy and independence movementsDDC classification: 305.56880954127 SHA Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
The dark side of indigeneity -- Not just ghosts : democracy as sacral polity -- Shadowy practices : development as corruption -- Dangerous silhouettes : elephants, sacrifice, and alcohol -- Night escape : eco-incarceration, purity, and sex -- The terror within : revolution against the state?.
Summary: "In the Shadow of the State suggests that well-meaning indigenous rights and development claims and interventions may misrepresent and hurt the very people they intend to help. It is a powerful critique based on extensive ethnographic research in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India officially created in 2000. While the realization of an independent Jharkhand was the culmination of years of local, regional, and transnational activism for the rights of the culturally autonomous indigenous people living there, Alpa Shah argues that the activism unintentionally further marginalized the region's poorest people."--Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-261) and index.

The dark side of indigeneity -- Not just ghosts : democracy as sacral polity -- Shadowy practices : development as corruption -- Dangerous silhouettes : elephants, sacrifice, and alcohol -- Night escape : eco-incarceration, purity, and sex -- The terror within : revolution against the state?.


"In the Shadow of the State suggests that well-meaning indigenous rights and development claims and interventions may misrepresent and hurt the very people they intend to help. It is a powerful critique based on extensive ethnographic research in Jharkhand, a state in eastern India officially created in 2000. While the realization of an independent Jharkhand was the culmination of years of local, regional, and transnational activism for the rights of the culturally autonomous indigenous people living there, Alpa Shah argues that the activism unintentionally further marginalized the region's poorest people."--Back cover.

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