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The Veddas

Author: C G Seligman; Brenda Z Seligman; Charles S Myers; Abraham Mendis Gunasekara
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge library collection.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr C. G. Seligmann (1873-1940) was a renowned field anthropologist. This book contains his pioneering study of the indigenous aboriginal Vedda people of Sri Lanka, which examines the social,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C G Seligman; Brenda Z Seligman; Charles S Myers; Abraham Mendis Gunasekara
ISBN: 1108010784 9781108010788
OCLC Number: 712131290
Description: xix, 463 pages : illustrations, maps, plates ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface; Note on transliteration; 1. Historical and geographical; 2. Present condition of the Veddas; 3. Social organization; 4. Family life; 5. Property and inheritance; 6. Religion; 7. Religion continued; 8. Magic; 9. Ceremonial dances; 10. Invocations; 11. Arts and crafts; 12. Coast Veddas; 13. Music C. S. Myers; 14. Songs; 15. Language; 16. Senses of the Veddas; 17. Conclusions; Vocabulary; Appendix A. M. Gunasekara; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection.
Responsibility: by C.G. Selimann and Brenda Z. Seligmann ; with a chapter by C.S. Myers ; and an appendix by A. Mendis Gunasekara.

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