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We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe

Megan Moodie

Abstract

What are the horizons of hope and possibility for subaltern groups in contemporary India? We were adivasisis an ethnography of collective aspiration among a marginalized urban community known as the Dhanka in Jaipur City, Rajasthan, India. The Dhanka are a Scheduled Tribe, that is, a group recognized by the Constitution of India as original inhabitants (often referred to as “adivasis”) of the subcontinent who are entitled to affirmative action quotas in legislatures, educational institutions, and government employment by virtue of their unique cultural practices and in recognition of centuries ... More

Keywords: India, Scheduled Tribe, Rajasthan, affirmative action, aspiration, women, gender, identity, adivasi, subaltern

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226252995
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226253183.001.0001

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Megan Moodie, author

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