The Kamar

Paperback | July 15, 2012

byS.C. Dube

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S.C. Dube's classic work The Kamar was written at a crucial juncture in Indian history - the end of colonial rule and the arrival of Indian independence. It is an important ethnography o an exploited and marginalized tribe in transition and a formative text in the history of Indiananthropology. Based on careful fieldwork and enlivened by ethnographic sensitivity related to the author's long familiarity with region and subject, the study presents a pioneering portrait of the Kamar, an adivasi community of hunter-gatherers and shifting-cultivators of Chhattisgarh and Orissa.Combining brevity of style, economy of expression, and simplicity of structure, in the book, Dube discusses key themes in anthropology and sociology: economic life, social organization, and customary law, myth, legend and ritual; rrligion, magic, and witchcraft; and questions of 'cultural contact'and 'tribal adjustment'. This third edition comes with a new Prologue by Saurabh Dube.

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S.C. Dube's classic work The Kamar was written at a crucial juncture in Indian history - the end of colonial rule and the arrival of Indian independence. It is an important ethnography o an exploited and marginalized tribe in transition and a formative text in the history of Indiananthropology. Based on careful fieldwork and enlivened ...

S.C. Dube (1922-1996), was Director of Research and Principal of the National Institute of Community Development, Director of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:July 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198077319

ISBN - 13:9780198077312

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Saurabh Dube: ProloguePreface to the New EditionIntroduction to the New EditionForeword; Preface to the First EditionAcknowledgements1. Introduction2. Economic Life3. The Social Structure4. Phases of Life5. Tribal Law and Its Breaches6. Myth and Ritual7. Culture Contacts8. Problems of Tribal AdjustmentGlossaryBibliography