Savaging the Civilized : Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India

Savaging the Civilized : Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India (English, Hardcover, Ramachandra Guha)


Savaging the Civilized : Verrier Elwin, His Tribals, and India  (English, Hardcover, Ramachandra Guha)

7 Ratings & 0 Reviews
Hurry, Only 1 left!
  • Bank OfferExtra 5% off* with Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card
  • Delivery
    Enter pincode
      Usually delivered in3-4 days
      Enter pincode for exact delivery dates/charges
    View Details
    Read More
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • ISBN: 9780670083923, 0670083925
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 416
    • 10 Days Replacement Policy
    • Cash on Delivery available
    Seller changed. Check for any changes in pricing and related information.
  • View more sellers starting from 599
  • Description
    This evocative and beautifully written book brings to life one of the most remarkable figures of twentieth-century India. Verrier Elwin (1902-64) was an anthropologist, poet, Gandhian, hedonist, Englishman, and Indian. Savaging the Civilized reveals a many-sided man, a friend of the elite who was at home with the impoverished and the destitute; a charismatic charmer of women who was comfortable with intellectuals such as Arthur Koestler and Jawaharlal Nehru; an anthropologist who lived and loved with the tribes yet who wrote literary essays and monographs for the learned. Savaging the Civilized is both biography and history, an exploration through Elwin's life of some of the great debates of our times, such as the impact of economic development, and cultural pluralism versus cultural homogeneity. For this new edition, Ramachandra Guha has added a long new introduction, stressing the relevance of Elwin's work to current debates on adivasis, Naxalites, and Indian democracy.
    Read More
    Book Details
    • Allen Lane
    Publication Year
    • 2014
    Authored By
    • Ramachandra Guha
    Ratings and Reviews
    7 Ratings &
    0 Reviews
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    Have you used this product? Be the first to review!
    Have doubts regarding this product?
    Safe and Secure Payments.Easy returns.100% Authentic products.
    Back to top