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Srivastava, Sanjay (2005) 'Ghummakkads’, a Woman’s Place, and the LTCwalas: Towards a Critical History of ‘Home’, ‘Belonging’ and ‘Attachment.' Contributions to Indian Sociology, 39 (3). pp. 375-405.

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This article seeks to re-think the perspective within South Asian studies that speaks of the fixity of home and belonging in the Indian context. Accumulated scholarly wisdom frequently points to the singularity and transparency of ideas of attachment to ‘native places’ and ‘ancestral villages’. Through a consideration of a range of material, the paper explores how specific but far more complex ideas of home and belonging circulate in Indian society. The material analysed includes Hindi travel literature and fictional material, official developmental discourse, PWD reports, scholarly writing, Bollywood cinema, and the rules regarding travel perks for government service

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
ISSN: 00699667
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2022 08:26

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