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Index
activism: anthropology and, 17,
21–28, 30–35, 93, 134, 190; at-
tachment to land, migration,
and, 134–38, 141–43, 156–61;
Gandhian, 16, 168, 217 n. 18,
202 n. 30; for indigenous rights,
10–12, 15, 18–21, 23–28, 30–35,
165, 180, 184–85, 189–90; mor-
ality and, 23, 28, 34, 104–5, 122,
134, 137, 158–60, 170–71, 188;
nature, environment, and, 108–
11, 115–19, 125–29; self-govern-
ance and, 41–43, 45–47, 62
adivasi. See alcohol; caste; Christian
missionaries; civilizing; forests;
Hindu nationalism; jangli; Jhar-
khand; labor; land; migration;
protection; rebellion; reserva-
tions; state
a≈rmative action. See reservations
Africa, 26, 62–63, 76, 101–7, 197
n. 50, 209 n. 8, 212 n. 32, 217
n. 11, 222 n. 72, 224 n. 13
akhra, 130–32, 142, 158–59
Alaska, 26
alcohol: consumption of, 38, 40,
49, 53, 60, 70, 144, 148, 187;
‘‘foreign varieties’’ of, 133, 171;
prohibition of, 55, 170–71, 195
n. 20, 202 n. 29, 204 n. 37, 221
n. 59; rice beer, 3, 4, 36, 39–40,
49, 53–55, 60, 117–19, 121, 144,
148, 171, 189; social significance
of, 55, 122, 125, 131, 171, 189,
200 n. 5, 204 n. 43, 204 nn. 44–
45, 212 n. 35; stigma attached to,
57, 93, 115, 121–22, 127, 133,
157
arcadian spaces, 185, 188–90
autochthony, 16, 135, 224 n. 13,
225 n. 27
Backward Classes, 17
baiga, 45, 199 n. 1, 205 n. 55. See
also paenbharra, pahan
bank accounts, 70
Below Poverty Line (bpl), 57, 70–
71, 88, 207 n. 2, 208 n. 5
Benjamin, Walter, 183, 185
bhagat, 41, 131–32, 142, 157
Bhagat, Karamchand, 49, 50–53,
58, 93–95
Bhagat, Vishwanath, 49, 51–53, 58,
93–95, 159, 173
Bharatya Janata Party (bjp), 18–
21, 115, 137, 158, 164–65, 170,
176, 182, 196 n. 33. See also
Hindu nationalism
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