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Omens and Superstitions of Southern India

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Ethnographic Notes in Southern India. With 40 plates. Second Impression. Demy 8vo, cloth. 7s. 6d. net. This volume represents the results of many years of research into South Indian manners and customs, surviving, moribund, or deceased. Among the subjects dealt with are:—Some marriage customs; death ceremonies; omens, evil eye, charms, animal superstitions, sorcery, etc.; votive offerings; deformity and mutilation; torture in by-gone days, and a few stray survivals; corporal punishment in vernacular schools; slavery; making fire by friction; fire-walking; hook-swinging; infanticide; meriah sacrifice; dress; names of natives; the couvade; earth-eating; boomerang; steelyards, clepsydras, knuckle-dusters, cock-fighting, tallies, dry-cupping.
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ISBN
9781300061182
Edition
1
Published
March 13, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
1.35 MB

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