Shifting landscapes the making and remaking of village commons in India

This is a high quality ethnographic study in the classical sense. The fundamental question that Brara asks is whether there are other ways of thinking about the village than in terms of its distinctions of caste, vertical ties created by patron-client relations of congregation of private propertied...

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Main Author: Brara, Rita.
Language:English
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Online Access:Link to e-book
Summary:This is a high quality ethnographic study in the classical sense. The fundamental question that Brara asks is whether there are other ways of thinking about the village than in terms of its distinctions of caste, vertical ties created by patron-client relations of congregation of private propertied peasantry. She offers the idea that villagers can and do represent and act on matters of common concern but that this does not commit us to thinking of village communities as harmonious wholes.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 321 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Published: New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
ISBN:9780199081813 (ebook)