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Author Katten, Michael.

Title Colonial lists/Indian power : identity formation in nineteenth-century Telugu-speaking India / Michael Katten.

Published New York, N.Y. : Columbia University Press, [2005]
©2005

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 UniM Bail  954.031 KATT    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-265).
Contents Subjectivity of the Subject 6 -- Category Production 21 -- Identity Formation in Telugu India 25 -- Appendix 1A Notes on Identity 27 -- Appendix 1B Notes on Nationalism 35 -- 2 Resolving Boundary Disputes: Circumambulating New Identities 47 -- Workings of Village Boundary Disputes 50 -- Beneath These Disputes Surrounding the Boundary 57 -- Strategies for Proposing Boundaries 59 -- Later Boundary Dispute Resolution 78 -- 3 Petitions, Petitioners, and the Petitioned: Developing Categories through Official Languages of the Self 88 -- Me and My Government: Petitions as Indicators of Changing Relationships 90 -- Place of Petition within the Archives 94 -- Varying Functions for the Petition 98 -- Uses of Naming in the Context of the Petition 104 -- Coming Full Cycle 114 -- When the Petition Did Not Work 118 -- One Conclusion for the Petition 122 -- Appendix 3A Proceedings Relating to the Use of "Native" Terms 126 -- 4 Making Caste in Nineteenth-Century India: A History of Telling the Bobbili Katha and Velama Identity 128 -- 1757: The Events as Historians Have Rendered Them 131 -- Regarding the Relationship between an Event and Its Story: 1757 and Beyond 134 -- Beyond 1757: From Historiography to Folklore 137 -- Narrative in the Epic Beri Komatis 138 -- Killing Narrative 141 -- "Typing" of and "Pointing" to Characters in the Katha 145 -- Contextualizing the Bobbili Katha within Telugu Oral Narrative 150 -- Beyond Oral Narrative Tradition: The Colonial Archive and Two References to the Events at Bobbili 153 -- To the Twentieth-Century Printed Version of the Bobbili Narrative: The Pedda Bobbili Raja Katha 157 -- Narrative in the Book 158 -- Bussy in the Book 162 -- Final Battle and the Ultimate Differences between Manuscript and Book 166 -- Conclusion of Narrative and the Creation of Velama 169 -- 5 Weavers of Coastal Andhra 177 -- Weaver Definitions and Defining Weavers The "System" and the Representation of Weaver Complaints 181 -- Weaver Actions and Articulations Antitax Protest and the Stakes in Being a Weaver 191 -- Moturpha and the Company's Quandary It Was Relatively Insignificant 195 -- Weavers Acted on These Moturpha Negotiations 199 -- Further Forms of Weaver Protest: Indictments of the System and (Mis)understandings of Those Protests 205 -- Coming to Terms with the Term Weaver 221 -- Vestiges of the "Weaver" Category Historiography 231 -- From Colonizing to Orientalizing Handloom Textile Production "THE HAND-LOOM STILL SURVIVES!" 238 -- Appendix 5A Comparison of English and French Prices Paid for Cloth in 1795 250.
Subject Telugu (Indic people) -- India, South -- History -- 19th century.
Weavers -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Caste -- India, South.
India -- History -- British occupation, 1765-1947.
ISBN 0231122101