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Thinking Social Science in India
Essays in Honour of Alice Thorner

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May 2002 | 468 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This Indian book, a Festschrift in honour of Alice Thorner, consists of thirty-one essays by prominent social scientists in India, Europe and the U.S.

Sujata Patel
Alice Thorner
An Appreciation

 
 
PART ONE: REFLECTING ON CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES
Nirmal Kumar Chandra
The Small Peasant
Marxist Tradition and Chayanov

 
Utsa Patnaik
On Famine and Measuring `Famine Deaths'
Elizabeth Whitcombe
Uses of History
India's Contribution to the Study of Climate and Disease

 
Jacques Pouchepadass
Subaltern Studies as Post-Colonial Critique of Modernity
Maithreyi Krishnaraj
M N Srinivas's Contribution to Understanding Gender
Uma Chakravarty
From Exclusion to Marginalisation? Hegemonic Agendas and Women's Writing
Leela Gulati
Small is Beautiful
Case Study as a Method in Social Science

 
 
PART TWO: JOURNEY OF THE ECONOMY
Ashok Mitra
The Halting Journey
K Sardamoni
Poverty and Inequality in India
An Examination of the First Three Five-Year Plans

 
K S Krishnaswamy
Labour and Employment
Certain Current Issues

 
N Krishnaji
Working Mothers, Poverty and Child Loss
Gita Sen
Gendered Labour Markets and Globalisation in Asia
Joan Mencher
What Happened to Land Reform?
Achin Vanaik
Consumerism and New Classes in India
 
PART THREE: CULTURE, LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE
Meena Alexander
Civil Strife
Home at the Edge of the World

 
Sylvia Vatuk
Older Women, Past and Present, in an Indian Muslim Family
Patricia Uberoi
`Baby' Iconography
Constructing Childhood in Indian Calendar Art

 
G Arunima
Allies, Confidants and Beloveds
Representations of Ideas of Friendship in Nineteenth-Century Kerala

 
Nabaneeta Dev Sen
Gender, Moral Regulations, and Narrative Formation in Epic Poetry
Neera Desai
Traversing through Gendered Spaces
Insights from Some Narratives

 
Tista Bagchi
Linguistic Methods and Minority Languages in India
 
PART FOUR: POLITICS IN HISTORY AND HISTORY IN POLITICS
Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Nationalism and Human Development
Jim Masselos
Time and Nation
David Lelyveld
Talking the National Language
Hindi/Urdu/Hindustani in Indian Broadcasting and Cinema

 
Claude Markovits
Representing Gandhi in Independent India
Nasir Tyabji
Jawaharlal Nehru, Big Business and the Liaquat Ali Khan Budget of 1947
Eleanor Zelliot
Bombay\Mumbai and the Ambedkar Movement
Past and Present

 
Christophe Jaffrelot
The Changing Identity of the Jats in North India
Kshatriyas, Kisans or Backwards?

 
Rajni Kothari
Then and Now
The `Great Indian Experiment'

 
Manoranjan Mohanty
The Changing Definition of Rights in India
Sunanda Sen
Pluralism, State and Society in India

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