Publisher description for Critical events : an anthropological perspective on contemporary India / Veena Das.


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This book identifies certain moments in the history of contemporary India. These events concern Partition, sati, minority rights, the Bhopal industrial disaster, the nature of the Indian state, and various sociological issues. Veena Das redescribes these events and their implications within
the framework of anthropological knowledge. She shows the various social transformations that have resulted in new configurations of relations between the local and the global within India. This work will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and political scientists.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Victims of crimes.
Victims of crimes -- India.