Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin

Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as many hours of interviews, Leprosy and a Life in South India: Journeys with a Tamil Brahmin documents the life story of Das, a South Indian Brahmin born in the newly postcolonial India of the early 1950s. After being diagnosed with leprosy, Das spent over a decade on the streets of Bombay and Madras learning to survive as an unofficial station porter, bellhop, and sometimes tourist guide. Das’s story unfolds against a… (more)

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Publisher: Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780739187340

Page count: 192 pages

Language: English


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