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The Resource Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla

Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla

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Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India
Title
Ants among elephants
Title remainder
an untouchable family and the making of modern India
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Sujatha Gidla
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eng
Summary
"The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary--and yet how typical--her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible life--how he became a famous poet, student, labor organizer, and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother's battles with caste and women's oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up"--
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collective biography
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DLC
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sujatha Gidla -- Sujatha Gidla
Control code
ocn957021326
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780865478114
Lccn
2016052857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Ingram
System control number
(OCoLC)957021326
Label
Ants among elephants : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sujatha Gidla -- Sujatha Gidla
Control code
ocn957021326
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780865478114
Lccn
2016052857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Ingram
System control number
(OCoLC)957021326

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