Religion Against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals / Edition 1

Religion Against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals / Edition 1

by Isabelle Nabokov, Isabelle Clark-Deces
     
 

In this comprehensive analysis of South Indian village Hinduism, Isabelle Nabokov shows that a wide spectrum of Tamil rituals effects transformations of identity through similar processual and symbolic operations. She reveals that such operations may lead participants to adopt personalities which are at odds with themselves.See more details below

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In this comprehensive analysis of South Indian village Hinduism, Isabelle Nabokov shows that a wide spectrum of Tamil rituals effects transformations of identity through similar processual and symbolic operations. She reveals that such operations may lead participants to adopt personalities which are at odds with themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195113655
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1Painful Crossings19
2Fruit from the Goddess31
3In the Grip of Blindness44
4Last Rites for Commanding Relationships55
5Of Women and Demons70
6The Decapitation of Young Brides86
7Learning to Live with a Split Self100
8Fruit from the Dead114
9The Recapitation of Young Grooms125
10When Parents are Unsuitable Brides138
11From Feast to Self-Sacrifice151
12Beyond Process and Separation164
Conclusion179
Notes185
References211
Index225

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