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Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village

Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village Category: Ethnography and Areal Anthologies Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village By Diane P. Mines. 2006. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 240 pages. ISBN: 0-253-34576-6 (hard cover), 0-253-21765-2 (soft cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. …

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Popular Culture

Popular Culture by John Weaver Publisher Peter Lang 2009 Reviewed by Dr Mahendra Kumar Mishra The Peter Lang publication entitled Popular Culture PRIMER written by John A. Weaver is a commendable work in the field of understanding the paradigm shift from conventional definition of culture to popular culture cutting across the history of human civilization. …

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Stories about Posts: Vedic Variations Around the Hindu Goddess

Stories about Posts: Vedic Variations Around the Hindu Goddess By Madeleine Biardeau. Translated by Alf Hiltebeitel, Marie-Louise Reiniche, and James Walker. Edited by Alf Hiltebeitel and Marie-Louise Reiniche. 2004. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 0-226-04595-1 (hard cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 988 words • Review posted on May 4, …

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Indian Folktales from Mauritius

Translated by Dawood Auleear and Lee Haring. Edited by Dawood Auleear and Lee Haring. 2006. Nungambakkam: National Folklore Support Centre. 116 pages. ISBN: 81-901481-7-6 (soft cover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 917 words • Review posted on October 10, 2007 In Journal of Folklore Research, Indiana University Press, Bloomington] This collection …

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Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts

Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts By Craig J. Reynolds. 2006. Seattle: University of Washington Press. 376 pages. ISBN: 0-295-98610-7 (softcover). Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 1305 words • Review posted on June 18, 2009] The book is comprised of eleven well-researched essays on various aspects of Southeast Asian …

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