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"Paper Truths: The Emergency and Slum Clearance through Forgotten Files"

Tarlo, Emma. 2001. "Paper Truths: The Emergency and Slum Clearance through Forgotten Files". In: C J Fuller and Veronique Benei, eds. The Everyday State in Modern India. London: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd. ISBN 978-1850654711 [Book Section]

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This work focuses on how the large, amorphous and impersonal Indian State affects the everyday lives of its citizens. It argues that state and society merge in the daily lives of most Indians, and the boundary between them is blurred and negotiable according to social context and position. The contibutors adopt the postion, contary to that of many others, that most Indians are able actively to comprehend and use the institutions of the state for their own purposes, rather than being merely its passive victims. Each chapter is based on empirical research and collectively they cover a wide range of anthropological and sociological material on modern India, from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the north, Maharashtra in the west, West Bengal in the esat, and Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the south. The book examines issues such as riot control, the Emergency, corruption irrigation, rural activism and education.

Item Type:

Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology
Anthropology > Centre for Visual Anthropology (CVA)

Dates:

DateEvent
2001Published

Item ID:

11900

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2015 12:36

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:52

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11900

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