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Many Worlds of Dak Vachan: Proverbial Knowledge and the History of Rain and Weather


  • Sadan Jha



This 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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  • Sadan Jha, 2010. "Many Worlds of Dak Vachan: Proverbial Knowledge and the History of Rain and Weather," Working Papers id:2425, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2425
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    Proverb; Rain; Weather; ethnographer; Indian village; History; Mithila (north Bihar); agrarian life; caste; gender; politics;

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