July 17, 2008


VIRAMMALife of a Dalit
Viramma, Josiane Racine, Jean-Luc Racine




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331 pages 232x155 mm Paperback
Rs 325
ISBN 978-81-87358-19-0 

SOCIOLOGY, GENDER STUDIES, CULTURE STUDIES


THIS IS THE first Indian edition of this remarkable book which created a great impact in France and was subsequently translated into English and Italian. This edition carries a fresh Afterword by Jean-Luc and Josiane Racine.
Viramma, an untouchable woman by birth, and listed as one of the authors, narrated the story of her life over a period of ten years to Josiane Racine, a Tamil-born ethnomusicologist educated in France. This book is the result of that conversation.

Viramma, was an untouchable woman, an agricultural labourer, grandmother, and until recently lived in Karani in Tamil Nadu. She died in November 2000.
Josiane Racine researches popular culture in South India.
Jean-Luc Racine is Senior Fellow, Centre for Indian Studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.




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