Many Worlds of Dak Vachan: Proverbial Knowledge and the History of Rain and Weather
AbstractThis paper is about deconstructing the middle class perception of the domain of the ‘folk’ in this region. With these questions, the paper sets out an agenda for writing the history of rain and weather in the context of north Bihar. Dak Vachans are conceptualized as a proverbial archive and this archive demands an interrogation and scrutiny. [Working paper No. 10].
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Proverb; Rain; Weather; ethnographer; Indian village; History; Mithila (north Bihar); agrarian life; caste; gender; politics;
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