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The 'Pariah' People - An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh / দি 'ফড়িয়া' পিপল- এন ইথনগ্রাফি অফ দি আর্বান সুইপার্স ইন বাংলাদেশ
The 'Pariah' People - An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh By:Other Book Type: Reference
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Book Code 12500
Publisher University Press / ইউনিভার্সিটি প্রেস লিমিটেড
Book Type Reference [+]
Published February, 2001
ISBN 9840515349
Page 296
Language English
Binding Hardcover
Price Tk. 400.00
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Obonil [AP] By:Muhammed Zafar Iqbal Na Manush [HAF] By:Hafiz al Faruqi Class III Buddhist Religious Studies By:NCTB Authors Class III English For Today By:NCTB Authors Class V  Mathematics By:NCTB Authors

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The ‘Pariah’ People
An Ethnography of the Urban Sweepers in Bangladesh
edited by A Asaduzzaman
ISBN 984 05 1534 9 2001 296pp 215x136mm HB Tk.400.00 US$25.00

This book depicts the life and social adaptation of some urban sweepers in Bangladesh. They live as socially degraded ‘untouchables’ and are a minority within a minority. It focuses on what the author considers to be major concerns in their communal life: question of identity, caste ranking and dignity. The work is based on ethnographic research carried out among the Hindu and newly converted Christian Sweepers of diverse ethnic backgrounds in two different districts.

The book consists of two essays: The first essay is about the Sweeper’s community life, institution and aspects of social organization. The second deals with aspects of religion and ritual, and highlights matters related to their ideology and conversion to Christianity. The two essays together with the general introduction and epilogue contribute immensely to the general understanding of these sweeper’s lives and what it means to be a “methar” or sweeper.

The importance of this work is in its ethnographic presentation. It provides a substantial theoretical discourse and analysis where the author critically examines what he calls the unitary models of South Asian culture and social organization.

A. Asaduzzaman is a Social Anthropologist. He did his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Bergen, Norway. His dissertations have dealt with the life and social condition of migrant sweepers and are mostly based on ethnographic research. Dr. Asad is now living in Canada.
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