Religion Against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals / Edition 1 by Isabelle Nabokov, Isabelle Clark-Deces | | 9780195113655 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195113659

ISBN-13: 9780195113655

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.

Overview

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:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(16)
Painful Crossings
19(12)
Fruit from the Goddess
31(13)
In the Grip of Blindness
44(11)
Last Rites for Commanding Relationships
55(15)
Of Women and Demons
70(16)
The Decapitation of Young Brides
86(14)
Learning to Live with a Spilt Self
100(14)
Fruit from the Dead
114(11)
The Recapitation of Young Grooms
125(13)
When Parents are Unsuitable Brides
138(13)
From Feast to Self-Sacrifice
151(13)
Beyond Process and Separation
164(15)
Conclusion 179(6)
Notes 185(26)
References 211(14)
Index 225

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