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South Asia from the marginsEchoes of Orissa, 1800-2000$
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Biswamoy Pati

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086588

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086588.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.13) 1 Introduction
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South Asia from the margins
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Biswamoy Pati

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086588.003.0001

This chapter delineates the major areas and concerns of this book. Besides highlighting some typical specificities of the region, it also points to its diversities. This is combined with a discussion that critiques the existing historiography to project the possibilities of alternative ways and methods.

Keywords:   conversions, colonial power/knowledge, and modernity, decolonisation, dowry, hinduisation, indigenous medical systems, internal exploiters, oral testimonies, patriarchy, resistance

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