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Dangerous marginality: rethinking impurity and power

Dangerous marginality: rethinking impurity and power

Vijaisri, Priyadarshini

Series: The book focuses on village festivals invoking the Matangi, an outcaste clan goddess in Andhra Pradesh. It explores the ambiguous category of outcaste priest and priestess whose intriguing presence appears in fleeting images in colonial archives and missological accounts. These striking personae challenge the assumptions predominant in the discourses of caste.

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Title: Dangerous marginality: rethinking impurity and power

Author: Vijaisri, Priyadarshini

Series: The book focuses on village festivals invoking the Matangi, an outcaste clan goddess in Andhra Pradesh. It explores the ambiguous category of outcaste priest and priestess whose intriguing presence appears in fleeting images in colonial archives and missological accounts. These striking personae challenge the assumptions predominant in the discourses of caste.

Year: 2015

Language: -Books

Binding: Hardbound

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