1st Edition

Seva, Saviour and State Caste Politics, Tribal Welfare and Capitalist Development

By R. Srivatsan Copyright 2014
    216 Pages
    by Routledge India

    208 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This volume is a study of seva as a concept that gives the national movement an ethical charge. It maps how the idea of seva provides the foundation for elite politics of hegemony, governmental policy and for the development of a capitalist culture in India. The author also provides new perspectives on upper-caste Harijan politics and tribal welfar

    Foreword by Gopal Guru. Acknowledgements. Introduction 1. Seva and the Sevak in the Freedom Movement 2. Swami Balananda‘s Poverty Relief Service and the Malayappan Report 3. Colonial and Nationalist Perceptions of Hill Tribes in the Madras Presidency: A Comparison 4. Changes in Tribal Anthropology between Colonial Rule and the Development State 5. Epilogue: From Ambedkar to Thakkar and Beyond: Towards a Genealogy of our Activisms. Bibliography. Index


    R. Srivatsan is Senior Fellow, Anveshi Research Centre for Women’s Studies.