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The Resource Ants among elephants : : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla, (sound recording)

Ants among elephants : : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla, (sound recording)

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Ants among elephants : : an untouchable family and the making of modern India
Title
Ants among elephants :
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an untouchable family and the making of modern India
Statement of responsibility
Sujatha Gidla
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Language
eng
Summary
"The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then that she saw how extraordinary--and yet how typical--her family history truly was. Her mother, Manjula, and uncles Satyam and Carey were born in the last days of British colonial rule. They grew up in a world marked by poverty and injustice, but also full of possibility. In the slums where they lived, everyone had a political side, and rallies, agitations, and arrests were commonplace. The Independence movement promised freedom. Yet for untouchables and other poor and working people, little changed. Satyam, the eldest, switched allegiance to the Communist Party. Gidla recounts his incredible life--how he became a famous poet, student, labor organizer, and founder of a left-wing guerrilla movement. And Gidla charts her mother's battles with caste and women's oppression. Page by page, Gidla takes us into a complicated, close-knit family as they desperately strive for a decent life and a more just society. A moving portrait of love, hardship, and struggle, Ants Among Elephants is also that rare thing: a personal history of modern India told from the bottom up"--
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1963-
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Gidla, Sujatha
Dewey number
305.5/688092254
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
PerformerNote
Read by Soneela Nankani
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  • Nankani, Soneela
  • Tantor Media
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  • Gidla, Sujatha
  • Gidla, Sujatha
  • Dalits
  • Families
  • Teachers
  • Poets
  • Revolutionaries
  • Caste
  • India
  • Kakinada (India)
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Ants among elephants : : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla, (sound recording)
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Compact disc
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (12.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541414846
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • pr02157081
  • 892856
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Ants among elephants : : an untouchable family and the making of modern India, Sujatha Gidla, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
11 audio discs (12.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541414846
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02157081
  • 892856
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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