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Resisting Regimes: Myth, Memory and the Shaping of a Muslim Identity
This study examines the contests over, and reshaping of, the identity of the Meos, a group located between Hinduism and Islam. The theoretical issues discussed relate to kingship, religion,Expand
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Spirit possession : Reframing discourses of the self and other
Cet article met en question la preeminence de la problematique binaire du soi et de l'autre dans la theorie sociale contemporaine. Une telle opposition ne prevaut pas seulement dans le champ desExpand
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Book reviews and notices : LISE McKEAN, Divine enterprise: Gurus and the Hindu nationalist movement. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996. xviii + 361 pp. Plates, notes, epilogue,
Despite the burgeoning volumes on Hindu nationalism this book fills a lacuna as one of the few studies of the Vishva Hindu Parishad. The ethnography of Haridwar and Rishikesh highlights theExpand
Daya Krishna: A Philosopher and Much More
Exploring Daya Krishna's life is a journey into the enormous possibilities of a life of the mind and the fullest development of the senses. It is a life that signals the fabric of intellectual lifeExpand
Mughal state formation: The Mewati counter-perspective
Acknowledgements: This work is part of a larger manuscript, ’Oral and Textual Discourses: An Inquiry into the Meo Mythic Tradition’ (Indian Council of Social Science Report, 1995). I am indebted toExpand
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1 Beyond Ethnicity ? Being Hindu and Muslim in South Asia
This paper addresses a question I have visited before in my work which is, as the title suggests, what does it mean to be simultaneously Hindu and Muslim? The partners of the combine can easily beExpand
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Book reviews and notices : HEIDRUN BRUCKNER, LOTHAR LUTZE and ADITYA MALIK, eds., Flags of flames: Studies in South Asian folk culture. Delhi: Manohar, 1993. xiii + 503 pp. Plates, notes, refs.,
instrumental mode of validation, acquisition of things as the quest for freedom, cognitive closures in modem discourse, on notion of class as the potential universal, uncertain cognitive placement ofExpand