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Copper for Breakfast

processes in many other parts of India. Perhaps herein lies one of the ways of exploring fruitfully the problem of "unity in diversity". (Incidentally, why not also "diversity in unity"? I am not being frivolous when I suggest this as I hope to write briefly on this topic in the near future.) Micro-studies offer an area in which sociologists/social anthropologists and historians can fruitfully co-operate. There is a great need for salvaging documents lying with villageand casteheadmen, and in temples and monasteries and taluk offices. It is a task to which the newly-constituted Indian Council of Historical Research may consider giving priority.

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