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ISBN-10: 0295744227
ISBN-13: 9780295744223
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publish Date: 10/23/2018
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 5.50" W, 1.00" H

The Gender of Caste: Representing Dalits in Print

Editor: K Sivaramakrishnan
Editor: Anand A Yang
Editor: Padma Kaimal

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Caste and gender are complex markers of difference that have traditionally been addressed in isolation from each other, with a presumptive maleness present in most studies of Dalits (“untouchables”) and a presumptive upper-casteness in many feminist studies. In this study of the representations of Dalits in the print culture of colonial north India, Charu Gupta enters new territory by looking at images of Dalit women as both victims and vamps, the construction of Dalit masculinities, religious conversion as an alternative to entrapment in the Hindu caste system, and the plight of indentured labor.

The Gender of Caste uses print as a critical tool to examine the depictions of Dalits by colonizers, nationalists, reformers, and Dalits themselves and shows how differentials of gender were critical in structuring patterns of domination and subordination.

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The significant impact of this book is that it has not only sharpened gender sensitivity but also heightened awareness of the immensely complex challenges of diversity management in India as a whole. . . . It will be a reference point for much future research.–Vineeth Mathoor, South Asia Research

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ISBN-10: 0295744227
ISBN-13: 9780295744223
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publish Date: 10/23/2018
Dimensions: 8.70" L, 5.50" W, 1.00" H
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