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A Companion to the Anthropology of India

Edited by: Isabelle Clark-Decès
eISBN: 9781405198929
Print publication date: 2011


Subject Anthropology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405198929.2011.x

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A Companion to the Anthropology of India

A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India's globalization in the twenty-first century. Contributions by leading experts present up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of key topics that include developments in population and life expectancy, caste and communalism, politics and law, public and religious cultures, youth and consumerism, the new urban middle class, civil society, social-moral relationships, environment and health.

The broad variety of topics on Indian society is balanced with the larger global issues – demographic, economic, social, cultural, political, religious, and others – that have transformed the country since the end of colonization. Illuminating the continuity and diversity of Indian culture, A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers important insights into the myriad ways social scientists describe and analyze Indian society and its unique brand of modernity.

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Clark-Decès, Isabelle (ed). A Companion to the Anthropology of India. Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Blackwell Reference Online. 01 March 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405198929_9781405198929>



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