Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Jean Antoine Dubois
     
 

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During his thirty-one years in India, the author, a Catholic missionary, observed and documented the caste system, Brahminical life, and the Hindu religion. In this 1906 English translation, he describes feasts, temples, objects of worship, and the four states of Brahminical life. He also offers prescient observations of the British position in India. A warning

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During his thirty-one years in India, the author, a Catholic missionary, observed and documented the caste system, Brahminical life, and the Hindu religion. In this 1906 English translation, he describes feasts, temples, objects of worship, and the four states of Brahminical life. He also offers prescient observations of the British position in India. A warning: his observations, while quirky and useful, are bigoted.

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ISBN-13:
9781411462113
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
784
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author


Jean-Antoine Dubois (1765-1848) was a French Catholic missionary who ministered to the Holy Cross Church, Cordel in Mangalore, India, dressing and living as a Hindu for many years. He helped establish agricultural colonies and bring smallpox vaccination to the region. He translated the Hindu works Panchatantra and The Exploits of the Guru Paramarta into French.

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