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Tamil Brahmans: The Making Of A Middle-Class Caste



A cruise along the streets of Chennai – or Silicon Valley – filled with professional young Indian men and women, reveals the new face of India. In the twenty-first century, Indians have acquired a new kind of global visibility, one of rapid economic advancement and, in the information technology industry, spectacular prowess. In this book, C. J. Fuller and Haripriya Narasimhan examine one particularly striking group who have taken part in this development: Tamil Brahmans – a formerly…


Tamil Brahmans

Pub Date : 2014-10-03 | Author : C. J. Fuller | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226152745
ISBN 13 : 022615274X

The Tamil Brahmans were a traditional, mainly rural, high-caste elite who have been transformed into a modern, urban, middle-class community since the late nineteenth century. Many..


Tamil Brahmans

Pub Date : 2014-11-11 | Author : C. J. Fuller | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226152882
ISBN 13 : 022615288X

A cruise along the streets of Chennai—or Silicon Valley—filled with professional young Indian men and women, reveals the new face of India. In the twenty-first century, Indians..



Elephants And Kings

Pub Date : 2015-08-03 | Author : Thomas R. Trautmann | Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN 10 : 9780226264530
ISBN 13 : 022626453X

Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations—such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civiliz..


How The Brahmins Won

Pub Date : 2016-03-31 | Author : Johannes Bronkhorst | Publisher : BRILL

ISBN 10 : 9789004315518
ISBN 13 : 9004315519

This is the first study to systematically confront the question how Brahmanism, which was geographically limited and under threat during the final centuries BCE, transformed itself..


A Companion To The Anthropology Of India

Pub Date : 2011-02-10 | Author : Isabelle Clark-Decès | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 1444390589
ISBN 13 : 9781444390582

A Companion to the Anthropology of India offers a broad overview of the rapidly evolving scholarship on Indian society from the earliest area studies to views of India’s globaliz..


Pipe Politics Contested Waters

Pub Date : 2015-09-14 | Author : Lisa Björkman | Publisher : Duke University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780822375210
ISBN 13 : 0822375214

Winner, 2014 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences Despite Mumbai's position as India's financial, economic, and cultural capital, water is chronically unavailable fo..


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