Speaking Truth to Power: Religion, Caste and the Subaltern Question in India

Paperback | July 1, 2009

EditorManu Bhagavan, Anne Feldhaus

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Together with its companion, Claiming Power from Below, this volume explores various issues such as hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, the idea of resistance, the functionality of the continued use of the term, 'Dalit', and the scope of current and future Dalit literature. This volumefocuses on the role of religion- encompassing beliefs, ethics, ritual, devotional literature, folk culture, popular narratives, and artistic expression-and its role in the construction and deconstruction of caste and power in India. In this context it also examines the hierarchy of gender.

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Together with its companion, Claiming Power from Below, this volume explores various issues such as hierarchy and reform, the role of religion, the idea of resistance, the functionality of the continued use of the term, 'Dalit', and the scope of current and future Dalit literature. This volumefocuses on the role of religion- encompassi...

Manu Bhagavan is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Hunter College-CUNY. Anne Feldhaus is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Gail Omvedt: The Bhakti Radicals and Untouchability2. Christian Lee Novetzke: Humanism, Religion, and the Nation: Sant Namdev as a Manavatavadin3. Janet M. Davis: Propagating the Gospel of Animal Kindness: Sacred Cows, Christians, and American Animal Welfare Activism with Reference to India at the Turn of the Twentieth Century4. Ann Grodzins Gold: Blindness and Sight: Moral Vision in Rajasthani Narratives5. Jeffrey M. Brackett: The Upwardly Mobile Monkey-God: Village and Urban Marutis in Maharashtra6. Michael Youngblood: Negotiating Hierarchy and Identity: Cultural Performances on the Meaning of the Demon King Bali in Rural Maharashtra7. Donna M. Wulff: 'How Can a Wife Screech and Wail?' Respectability and Bengali Women Singers' Lives8. Gail Minault: Other Voices, Other Rooms: The View from the Zenana9. Paula Richman: Dalit Transformation, Narrative, and Verbal Art in the Tamil Novels of Bama10. Laura Dudley Jenkins: Women's Empowerment through Religious Conversion: Voices of Buddhists in Nagpur, India11. Guy Welbon: The Buddha and the Barbers: Status, Discipline, and Dissension in early Buddhism12. Gary Michael Tartakov: Art and Identity: The Rise of a New Buddhist Imagery13. Gopal Guru: Understanding Multiple Images of B. R. Ambedkar14. Syed Akbar Hyder: Contemplating the DivineAppendixContributors