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By Saurabh Dube

Untouchable Pasts constructs a historical past of an untouchable and heretical group during the last 2 hundred years. The Satnamis of important India have mixed the gains of a caste and a sect to query and problem the tenor of formality energy that variously defines Hinduism. while, in the neighborhood, schemes of that means and tool, really these centering on gender, were imbued with ambiguity and a replica of varieties of inequality. The publication provides an interpretive account of Satnami endeavors, encounters, and reports by way of combining background and anthropology, archival and box paintings. It addresses a grab of theoretical questions and more than a few key and inextricably certain analytical relationships in an available demeanour. problems with caste and untouchability, sect and kinship, myths and pasts are rendered the following as a part of a much broader dynamic among faith and gear, gender and group, writing and the structure of traditions, ritual and the making of modernities, and orality and the development of histories.

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