Author: Biswamoy Pati
Publisher: Three Essays
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188789046
Examined from within the framework of social history, the author delineates the evolution of the caste system in Orissa over the colonial and post-colonial period, bringing to life those involved in this process. Besides interrogating many commonly held assumptions, it opts for a far more flexible and interactional paradigm.
As a result, this study accommodates a whole range of features related to the historical contexts and the complexities generated by the process of conversion.
Identity, Hegemony, Resistance : Towards as Social History of Conversions in Orissa, 1800-2000