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Inviting death : Indian attitude towards the ritual death

Author: S Settar
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : Brill, 1989.
Series: Monographs and theoretical studies in sociology and anthropology in honour of Nels Anderson, publication 28.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Settar
ISBN: 9004087907 9789004087903
OCLC Number: 17876059
Description: xxx, 324 pages, xlix pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Religious backdrop for ritual experiments. Age of great material and religious prosperity ; Time of Trouble : ritual death, a blurred memory (1300-1900 A.D.) --
pt. 2. Voluntary termination of life : philosophy and practice. Meaning and significance of rituals ; The ritual in practice ; Some honoured saints : their career and contributions --
pt. 3. Art of commemorating the dead. Nisidhis : characteristics variety and art.
Series Title: Monographs and theoretical studies in sociology and anthropology in honour of Nels Anderson, publication 28.
Responsibility: S. Settar.

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