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A Time For Tea (Women Labor and Post-Colonial Politics On An Indian Plantation)

A Time For Tea (Women Labor and Post-Colonial Politics On An Indian Plantation)
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Item Code: NAG435
Author: Piya Chatterjee
Publisher: Zubaan Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 9788186706534
Pages: 436
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.5 inch X 6 inch
weight of the book 745 gms

About the Book

 

In this creative, ethnographic and historical critique of labor practices on an Indian plantation. Piya Chatterjee provides a sophisticated examination of the production, consumption and circulation of tea.

 

Allowing personal, scholarly and artistic voices to speak in turn, the author discusses the fetishization of women who labor under colonial, post/colonial and now neofeudal conditions. A Time for Tea demonstates that at the heart of these narratives of travel, conquest and settlement are compelling stories of women workers. While exploring the global and political dimensions of local practices of gendered labor, Chatterjee also reflects on the privileges and paradoxes of her own "decolonisation" as a third world feminist anthropologist.

 

About the Author

 

Piya Chatterjee is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Riverside, USA.

 

Contents

 

 

List of Illustrations

ix

 

Acknowledgments

xi

1

Alap

1

2

Travels of Tea,

 

 

Travels of Empire

20

3

Cultivating the Garden

51

4

The Raj Baroque

84

5

Estates of a New Raj

115

6

Discipline and Labor

168

7

Village Politics

235

8

Protest

289

9

A Last Act

325

 

Appendix

327

 

Glossary

333

 

Notes

335

 

Bibliography

383

 

Index

411

 

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