Becoming Indian

Author: Circe Sturm
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: 9781934691441
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Becoming Indian.

India Becoming

Author: Akash Kapur
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560991
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India Becoming. A New Republic Editors' and Writers' Pick 2012 A New Yorker Contributors' Pick 2012 A portrait of incredible change and economic development, of social and national transformation told through individual lives The son of an Indian father and an American mother, Akash Kapur spent his formative years in India and his early adulthood in the United States. In 2003, he returned to his birth country for good, eager to be part of its exciting growth and modernization. What he found was a nation even more transformed than he had imagined, where the changes were fundamentally altering Indian society, for better and sometimes for worse. To further understand these changes, he sought out the Indians experiencing them firsthand. The result is a rich tapestry of lives being altered by economic development, and a fascinating insider's look at many of the most important forces shaping our world today. Much has been written about the rise of Asia and a rebalancing of the global economy, but rarely does one encounter these big stories with the level of nuance and detail that Kapur gives us in India Becoming. Among the characters we meet are a broker of cows who must adapt his trade to a modernizing economy; a female call center employee whose relatives worry about her values in the city; a feudal landowner who must accept that he will not pass his way of life down to his children; and a career woman who wishes she could "outsource" having a baby. Through these stories and many others, Kapur provides a fuller understanding of the complexity and often contradictory nature of modern India. India Becoming is particularly noteworthy for its emphasis on rural India-a region often neglected in writing about the country, though 70 percent of the population still lives there. In scenes reminiscent of R. K. Narayan's classic works on the Indian countryside, Kapur builds intimate portraits of farmers, fishermen, and entire villages whose ancient ways of life are crumbling, giving way to an uncertain future that is at once frightening and full of promise. Kapur himself grew up in rural India; his descriptions of change and modernization are infused with a profound-at times deeply poignant- firsthand understanding of the loss that must accompany all development and progress. India Becoming is essential reading for anyone interested in our changing world and the newly emerging global order. It is a riveting narrative that puts the personal into a broad, relevant and revelational context.

Becoming Indian

Author: David Templeman
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Becoming Indian. The focus of this study does not fall exclusively upon Tāranātha himself, although that is the main context. It also examines two Indian siddhas, Sāntigupta and Buddhaguptanātha, through whom Tāranātha authenticated and legitimized his own sense of 'Indian-ness'. Two chapters are dedicated to the lives of these figures, but always with an accent upon their relevance to Tāranātha himself. Tāranātha's Life of Buddhaguptanātha is presented as a translation in Appendix II. Finally, the thesis shows how the complex lives of prelates such as Tāranātha' were inextricably involved with the purely practical world of realpolitik, a world which ultimately, Tāranātha' was unable to extricate himself from."--Abstract, leaves iv-v.

India Becoming

Author: Akash Kapur
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184756739
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India Becoming. India has changed dramatically in recent years, but what does all this change mean for the lives of ordinary Indians? In this gripping and often moving book, Akash Kapur follows a handful of men and women in the villages and small towns of South India as they confront the ups and downs of life in a nation in transition.

Becoming W Indian

Author: Virginia Heyer Young
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
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Becoming W Indian. Challenging the common view that integrative social and cultural factors have not existed in the English-speaking Caribbean societies, Young argues that political identification on St. Vincent is part of the cultural concept of personhood.

Becoming American Being Indian

Author: Madhulika Shankar Khandelwal
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801440434
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Becoming American Being Indian. Since the 1960s the number of Indian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States has grown dramatically. Madhulika S. Khandelwal explores the ways in which their world has evolved over four decades.

Becoming Two Spirit

Author: Brian Joseph Gilley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803271263
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Becoming Two Spirit. An intimate glimpse of how Two-Spirit (gay) Native men in Colorado and Oklahoma work to build cross-tribal networks of support as they search for acceptance within their own communities.

Becoming Assamese

Author: Madhumita Sengupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317197763
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Becoming Assamese. This book explores the making of colonial Northeast India and offers a new perspective to the study of the Assamese identity in the nineteenth century as a distinctly nineteenth-century cultural phenomenon, not confined to linguistic parameters alone. It studies crucial markers of the self — history, customs, food, dress, new religious beliefs — and symbols considered desirable by the provincial middle class and the way these fitted in with the latter’s nationalist subjectivities in the face of an emphatic Bengali cultural nationalism. The author shows how colonialism was intrinsically linked to the assertion of middle class intelligentsia in the region and was instrumental in eroding the essential malleability of societal processes nurtured by the Ahom state. Rich with fresh research data, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of history, political science, area studies, and to anyone interested in understanding Northeast India.