We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

AUTHOR- Megan Moodie

 

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  • Year : 2017
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In We Were Adivasis, anthropologist Megan Moodie examines the Indian state’s relationship to ‘Scheduled Tribes’, or adivasis—historically oppressed groups that are now entitled to affirmative action quotas in educational and political institutions. Through a deep ethnography of the Dhanka in Jaipur, Moodie brings readers inside the imaginative work of these long-marginalized tribal communities. She shows how they must simultaneously affirm and refute their tribal status at a range of levels, from domestic interactions to historical representation, by relegating their status to the past: we were adivasis.

Megan Moodie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, USA.

In We Were Adivasis, anthropologist Megan Moodie examines the Indian state’s relationship to ‘Scheduled Tribes’, or adivasis—historically oppressed groups that are now entitled to affirmative action quotas in educational and political institutions. Through a deep ethnography of the Dhanka in Jaipur, Moodie brings readers inside the imaginative work of these long-marginalized tribal communities. She shows how they must simultaneously affirm and refute their tribal status at a range of levels, from domestic interactions to historical representation, by relegating their status to the past: we were adivasis.

The Author

Megan Moodie is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, USA.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Ix-Xi
Introduction 1-27
Who Are The Dhanka? 28-56
What It Takes 57-78
A Traffic In Marriage 107-133
A Good Woman 79-106
Wedding Ambivalence 134-150
Of Contracts And Kaliyuga 151-17
Conclusion: On Collective Aspiration 171-182
A Short Glossary 183
Notes 185-200
Bibliography 201-212
Index 213-217