ePub | Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans

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Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta is the setting for this anthropological work. Annu Jalais explores the significance of tigers for the islanders, explaining that — far more than caste, tribe or religion — the Sundarbans articulate their social locations and interactions by reference to the non-human world: the forest and its man-eating tiger. The book combines ethnography on a little-known region with theoretical insights to provide a new frame of reference to understand social relations in the Indian subcontinent.

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Author: Annu Jalais, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore

Born and educated in Calcutta (now Kolkata), Annu Jalais currently researches is on subaltern identity, social mobility and religion in the last forty years in Bangladesh and West Bengal. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, interviews with individuals from resettled and marginalised communities, I explore what it means to be Bengali when one is not elite.

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