ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Colonial Ethnography of the Kandha-White Man s Burden or Political Expediency

'White Man's Burden' or Political Expediency?
Jaganath Pathy The Kandha of Orissa have been enshrined in (he ethnographic literature as practitioners of human sacrifice and female infanticide in the past, and the British are credited with suppressing these 'cruel customs'. A re-examination of the colonial sources exposes the fact that ethnographic reports were designed to justify the brutal repression of the indigenous people's fierce resistance struggle against colonial invasion and oppression.

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