jkirk at SPRO.NET
Thu Feb 26 02:05:22 UTC 2004
Pauline Kolenda wrote a lot about caste and varna--why not try to find her
via the office of the anthro dept at Univ. of Houston: carous at uh.edu
"Pauline Kolenda is Emerita Professor of Anthropology at the University of
Houston, Texas, USA"
If you have not met her, she is a very nice woman, approachable.
----- Original Message -----
From: "McComas Taylor" <McComas.Taylor at ANU.EDU.AU>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: graaha/nakra/makara
> Thanks JK - I had a good look in Mandelbaum - which I enjoyed for many
> reasons, but couldn't find this one.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk]On Behalf Of jkirk
> Sent: Sunday, 15 February 2004 2:18 PM
> To: INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk
> Subject: Re: graaha/nakra/makara
> Dear McComas,
> Your quotation sounds a lot like David G. Mandelbaum--but I'm not sure.
> term used in anthropology was usually biradari.
> Mandelbaum, David (especially his 2 vol summaries of a lot of village
> studies literature--_Society in India , 2 vols: Continuity and Change;
> Change and Continuity_.
> S. Asia Books brought out an edition in 1991--but it came out much earlier
> than that.
> Joanna Kirkpatrick
> > Dear Friends
> > I wonder if any of you good folk could help me find a quotation that
> > something like this:
> > `If you read the scriptures, you'd think India was about vaRnas; if you
> > colonial censuses, you'd think it was about jAti; if you are an
> > anthropologist in a village, you'd think it was about brotherhoods.'
> > The word for brotherhood was a derivative of bhratR. I thought it might
> > from McKim Marriott or Dumont, or possibly Inden, Pollock, Dirks...
> > With greetings and thanks in advance from a sweltering Canberra summer.
> > McComas
> > >
> > > Does this ring a bell?
> > >
> > > Many thanks
> > >
> > > McComasCan anyone help me
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