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The Realm of the sacred : verbal symbolism and ritual structures

Author: Sitakant Mahapatra
Publisher: Calcutta ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sitakant Mahapatra
ISBN: 0195626109 9780195626100
OCLC Number: 28095449
Description: 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The relationship between folk and elite religions : the case of Thailand / Ruth-Inge Heinze --
Bakhens : a note on the invocations of the Santals / Sitakant Mahapatra --
Tribal dieties at princely courts : the feudatory Rajas of central Orissa & their tutelary dieties (Istadevatas) / Hermann Kulke --
Sacred centres and symbolic networks in India / James J. Preston --
Functions of spells and charms in social and everyday life : a case study of eastern Slav folklore / V.K. Sokolova --
The ambiguity of the fertile womb / Frédérique Apffel Marglin --
On the semantic structure of the Santal Ojha's religious discourse / Marine Carrin-Boueź --
Concerning the empirical cosmogony of the Caucasian peoples / I.K. Surguladze --
Birth, entity and responsibility : the spirit of the sun in Sora cosmology / Piers Vitebsky --
Scriptural religion and folk religion in India : the case of Rudra, Siva and Khandoba / Gunther D. Sontheimer.
Responsibility: edited by Sitakant Mahapatra.
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This collection of essays seeks to analyze humankind's concern with the supernatural as a way of finding hope and consolation in a series of practical situations.  Read more...

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