Love and Revolutions: Market Women and Social Change in India

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The market women of India are poor, female, and untouchable (Dalit), all highly stigmatized statuses. They eek out a living for themselves and their children by doing 'penny capitalism.' Traditionally, the Hindu cosmology of hierarchy and stasis has circumscribed women's and Dalits' lives with notions of purity and pollution. But, since the advent of nineteenth century Protestant missions, a social reform movement has challenged traditional forms of debasement and exploitation. Still, Dalit communities are responding to ...

Love and Revolutions: Market Women and Social Change in India 2007, University Press of America, Lanham, MD

ISBN-13: 9780761836674

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