ISBN-10:
0520243145
ISBN-13:
2900520243148
Pub. Date:
02/22/2005
Publisher:
University of California Press
No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions / Edition 1

No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions / Edition 1

by Isabelle Clark-Deces
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ISBN-13: 2900520243148
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/22/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Isabelle Clark-Decès is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and the author of Religion against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals (2000).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. A Different Grief
2. Songs of Experience
3. Why Should We Cry?
4. Life as a Record of Failure
5. Between Performance and Experience

Appendix A: Four Abridged Versions of the Virajampuhan Story
Appendix B: The Story of Virajampuhan in Tamil
Glossary
References

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