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Ghumar: Historical Narratives and Gendered Practices of Dholis in Modern Rajasthan.

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Based on several months of fieldwork in Rajasthan, India, this thesis examines the relationship between the Dholis and the Rajputs, formed by their association with Ghumar, in two contemporary locations in Rajasthan: Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, and Jasol, a small town in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. I argue that, in the performance and historical narratives of Ghumar, Dholi communities in both Jaipur and Jasol claim professional, ritual, and personal ties with Rajputs in order to legitimate their hereditary authority over the history and practice of Ghumar dance and music. Furthermore, I demonstrate that Dholis seek, at times, to convert such symbolic capital into economic capital; that is, Dholis have used their links to Ghumar and to the Rajputs as a springboard to higher economic and social status.
subject
Ghumar
dance
Dholi
musicians
india
rajasthan
contributor
Singh, Yasmine (author)
Hoglund, Kenneth (committee chair)
Whitaker, Jarrod (committee member)
Folmar, Steven (committee member)
date
2010-05-07T18:44:51Z (accessioned)
2010-06-18T19:00:07Z (accessioned)
2010-05-07T18:44:51Z (available)
2010-06-18T19:00:07Z (available)
2010-05-07T18:44:51Z (issued)
degree
Religion (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/14925 (uri)
language
en_US (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
rights
Release the entire work for access only to the Wake Forest University system for one year from the date below. After one year, release the entire work for access worldwide. (accessRights)
title
Ghumar: Historical Narratives and Gendered Practices of Dholis in Modern Rajasthan.
type
Thesis

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