Seva, Saviour and State: Caste Politics, Tribal Welfare and Capitalist Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Seva, Saviour and State

Caste Politics, Tribal Welfare and Capitalist Development, 1st Edition

By R. Srivatsan

Routledge India

208 pages

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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 welfare.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General