Death in Banaras

Death in Banaras

by Jonathan P. Parry
     
 

A study of Hindu death rituals and the sacred specialists who perform them in the Indian city of Banaras.See more details below

Overview

A study of Hindu death rituals and the sacred specialists who perform them in the Indian city of Banaras.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521466257
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Death and the City: 1. Through 'divine eyes'; 2. A profane perspective; Part II. Death as a Living: 3. Shares and chicanery; 4. Giving, receiving and bargaining over gifts; Part III. Death into Birth: 5. The last sacrifice; 6. Ghosts into ancestors; 7. Spirit possession as 'superstition'; Part IV. The End of Death: 8. Asceticism and the conquest of death.

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