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Ethnographic notes in southern India

Author: Thurston, Edgar

Keywords: South India, Ethnography, Firewalking, Customs, Society, Communities

Publisher: Government Press, Madras

Description: The book is a detailed ethnographic study of Southern India. The book includes marriage customs prevalent among different communities of the region, death ceremonies, their beliefs, superstitions, and customs. Some chapters are dedicated to certain beliefs prevalent in Southern India like firewalking. When in certain circumstances, individuals vow in the name of Gods/Goddesses to walk on fire. Another chapter discusses the tortures of the Hook Swinging Festival celebrated among a few communities. The later chapters focus on the attires, names, and other habits and practices, prominent among the various communities.

Source: National Library of India, Kolkata

Type: Rare Book

Received From: National Library of India


DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Thurston, Edgar
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-25T09:02:53Z
2019-12-07T05:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-25T09:02:53Z
2019-12-07T05:22:43Z
dc.description The book is a detailed ethnographic study of Southern India. The book includes marriage customs prevalent among different communities of the region, death ceremonies, their beliefs, superstitions, and customs. Some chapters are dedicated to certain beliefs prevalent in Southern India like firewalking. When in certain circumstances, individuals vow in the name of Gods/Goddesses to walk on fire. Another chapter discusses the tortures of the Hook Swinging Festival celebrated among a few communities. The later chapters focus on the attires, names, and other habits and practices, prominent among the various communities.
dc.source National Library of India, Kolkata
dc.format.extent viii, 580 p.: plates
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher Government Press, Madras
dc.subject South India, Ethnography, Firewalking, Customs, Society, Communities
dc.type Rare Book
dc.date.copyright 1906
dc.format.medium text
DC Field Value
dc.contributor.author Thurston, Edgar
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-25T09:02:53Z
2019-12-07T05:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-25T09:02:53Z
2019-12-07T05:22:43Z
dc.description The book is a detailed ethnographic study of Southern India. The book includes marriage customs prevalent among different communities of the region, death ceremonies, their beliefs, superstitions, and customs. Some chapters are dedicated to certain beliefs prevalent in Southern India like firewalking. When in certain circumstances, individuals vow in the name of Gods/Goddesses to walk on fire. Another chapter discusses the tortures of the Hook Swinging Festival celebrated among a few communities. The later chapters focus on the attires, names, and other habits and practices, prominent among the various communities.
dc.source National Library of India, Kolkata
dc.format.extent viii, 580 p.: plates
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso English
dc.publisher Government Press, Madras
dc.subject South India, Ethnography, Firewalking, Customs, Society, Communities
dc.type Rare Book
dc.date.copyright 1906
dc.format.medium text