PASTORAL POWER IN THE POSTCOLONY: On the Biopolitics of the Criminal Animal in South India

@article{Pandian2008PASTORALPI,
  title={PASTORAL POWER IN THE POSTCOLONY: On the Biopolitics of the Criminal Animal in South India},
  author={Anand Pandian},
  journal={Cultural Anthropology},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={85-117}
}
  • A. Pandian
  • Published 1 February 2008
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
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