Questioning the conventional depiction of India as a nation divided between religious communities, Gottschalk shows that individuals living in India have multiple identities, some of which cut across religious boundaries. The stories narrated by villagers living in the northern state of Bihar depict everyday social interactions that transcend the simple divide of Hindu and Muslim.Upper-class women, who often have a Hindi- or Urdu-language education, are usually not allowed outside their homes and certainly not ... These are but a few of the many questions that would rightly compel a project more devoted to women. 5 Had the current work aimed to provide a complete ethnography or ethnohistory of the Arampur nexus, instead of ... eds., From the Margins of Hindu Marriage: Essays on Gender, Religion, and Culture (New York: Oxford University Press, 1 995).
|Title||:||Beyond Hindu and Muslim : Multiple Identity in Narratives from Village India|
|Author||:||Texas Peter Gottschalk Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy Southwestern University|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2000-12-21|