The Resource Alchemies of violence : myths of identity and the life of trade in western India, Lawrence A. Babb

Alchemies of violence : myths of identity and the life of trade in western India, Lawrence A. Babb

Label
Alchemies of violence : myths of identity and the life of trade in western India
Title
Alchemies of violence
Title remainder
myths of identity and the life of trade in western India
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence A. Babb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The several trading castes known generically as Màrwaris àre among the most powerful and wealthy groups in India. While they have spread throughout India and beyond, their homeland is Rajasthan. This absorbing book explores their origin myths and the manner in which these myths construct and express their social identities. Lawrence Babb draws attention to the special problems of self-definition faced by these groups and shows how myth engages these problems by using a distinctive symbolism drawn from the Vedic rite of sacrifice. According, to the author, origin myths utilize sacrifice as a
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
381/.092/2544
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS432.M28
LC item number
B33 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Alchemies of violence : myths of identity and the life of trade in western India, Lawrence A. Babb
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Violence and the ways of trade -- Sages and warriors -- Melted warriors -- Warriors exiled -- Going public -- Traders victorious
Control code
ocn593196077
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788132112648
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b27324795
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)593196077
  • acaebk8132103211
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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