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This volume contains scholarly essays exploring the phenomenon of humiliation. Upendra Baxi trains an intriguing light on B. Sanjay Palshikar analyses resilience, while Gopal Guru explores ideologies fostering self-respect in the face of shaming.
In a searing essay, V. In an overly-minute critique of historian Dipesh Chakrabarty, Valerian Rodrigues argues the continuation of filth in Indian public spaces reflects the failure of the State to protect some from the humiliation of cleaning for others. Nandy studies humiliation as a creative force and wonders whether social humiliations could be reduced by an acceptance of distances between different groups, by not forcing the pace of mingling.
The volume has much to offer, but with its powerful theme it could have been of far greater interest to ordinary readers. Some examples that could have been analysed include the experience of dark-skinned women within the arranged marriage system, the dynamics of domestic labour or collegiate ragging, and interactions between the literate and illiterate.
The book focuses tremendously on caste, thereby overlooking little, daily acts of shame. Another absence is an investigation into the flip side of humiliation, valorisation. Why do people humiliate others? Srijana Mitra Das None. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. No new schemes for a year, says finance ministry amid rising Covid cases. How to eat, pray and go out during Covid Chintu Ka Birthday review: Vinay Pathak film will touch your heart.
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Humiliation : Claims and Context
This volume contains scholarly essays exploring the phenomenon of humiliation. Upendra Baxi trains an intriguing light on B. Sanjay Palshikar analyses resilience, while Gopal Guru explores ideologies fostering self-respect in the face of shaming. In a searing essay, V. In an overly-minute critique of historian Dipesh Chakrabarty, Valerian Rodrigues argues the continuation of filth in Indian public spaces reflects the failure of the State to protect some from the humiliation of cleaning for others.
The shame of it
Did the textbook writers give me power to ask questions I wish to ask or am I asking questions they have in their mind? This cartoon appears in the context of the discussion on the powers of the President of India in the political science textbook of NCERT. It seems this question has a function far wider than the limited task of revealing the institutional blueprint of Indian politics. It pushes the student to ask something very uncomfortable.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In this pioneering work in the field of political and moral theory, the contributors explore the complex and varied meanings, contexts, forms, and languages of humiliation within an interdisciplinary framework. The essays unfold the meaning of humiliation by juxtaposing it with other concepts such as shame, disgust, discrimination, degradation, and segregation.