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Omens and Superstitions of Southern India By Edgar Thurston
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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... More > 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.< Less
Heart of Southern India 2011 By Carolyn Angus
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This 2011 Heart of Southern India calendar is fine art photography at its' best. It's a visual sensory delight. "Painterly, artistic, creative, sensitive, mystical, worthy of framing" are... More > some of the accolades used to describe this joyous calendar. WARNING, sunglasses may be required for some of the eye-popping colors!< Less
India By Robert DeMayo
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A collection of images from our Jan 2010 trip to southern India.
India By Manjit Riyat
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Amateur photos from a trip to India in 2009. A visual adventure taking you from the far North of India to the Southern most tip with breathtaking moments along the way. From the snow capped... More > Himalayas, through the scorching deserts of Rajhastan to the backwaters of Kerala. This trip covers world famous monuments such as the Golden Temple, Taj Mahal and Lotus Temple but also takes you off the beaten track to discover new wonders within a country with more beauty than a camera could ever capture.< Less
Castes and Tribes of Southern India : Volume II (Illustrated) By Edgar Thurston
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Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume book of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai. “The practice of human... More > sacrifice, or Meriah rite, has been abolished within the memory of men still living, and replaced by the equally efficacious slaughter of a buffalo or sheep. And I have notes on a substituted ceremony, in which a sacrificial sheep is shaved so as to produce a crude representation of a human being, a Hindu sect mark painted on its forehead, a turban stuck on its head, and a cloth around its body. The picturesque, but barbaric ceremony of hook-swinging is now regarded with disfavour by Government, and, some time ago, I witnessed a tame substitute for the original ceremony, in which, instead of a human being with strong iron hooks driven through the small of his back, a little wooden figure, dressed up in turban and body cloth, and carrying a shield and sabre, was hoisted on high and swung round.”< Less
Castes and Tribes of Southern India : Volume VII (Illustrated) By Edgar Thurston
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Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume book of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai. “The practice of human... More > sacrifice, or Meriah rite, has been abolished within the memory of men still living, and replaced by the equally efficacious slaughter of a buffalo or sheep. And I have notes on a substituted ceremony, in which a sacrificial sheep is shaved so as to produce a crude representation of a human being, a Hindu sect mark painted on its forehead, a turban stuck on its head, and a cloth around its body. The picturesque, but barbaric ceremony of hook-swinging is now regarded with disfavour by Government, and, some time ago, I witnessed a tame substitute for the original ceremony, in which, instead of a human being with strong iron hooks driven through the small of his back, a little wooden figure, dressed up in turban and body cloth, and carrying a shield and sabre, was hoisted on high and swung round.”< Less
Castes and Tribes of Southern India : Volume V (Illustrated) By Edgar Thurston
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Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume book of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai. “The practice of human... More > sacrifice, or Meriah rite, has been abolished within the memory of men still living, and replaced by the equally efficacious slaughter of a buffalo or sheep. And I have notes on a substituted ceremony, in which a sacrificial sheep is shaved so as to produce a crude representation of a human being, a Hindu sect mark painted on its forehead, a turban stuck on its head, and a cloth around its body. The picturesque, but barbaric ceremony of hook-swinging is now regarded with disfavour by Government, and, some time ago, I witnessed a tame substitute for the original ceremony, in which, instead of a human being with strong iron hooks driven through the small of his back, a little wooden figure, dressed up in turban and body cloth, and carrying a shield and sabre, was hoisted on high and swung round.”< Less
Castes and Tribes of Southern India : Volume VI (Illustrated) By Edgar Thurston
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Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume book of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai. “The practice of human... More > sacrifice, or Meriah rite, has been abolished within the memory of men still living, and replaced by the equally efficacious slaughter of a buffalo or sheep. And I have notes on a substituted ceremony, in which a sacrificial sheep is shaved so as to produce a crude representation of a human being, a Hindu sect mark painted on its forehead, a turban stuck on its head, and a cloth around its body. The picturesque, but barbaric ceremony of hook-swinging is now regarded with disfavour by Government, and, some time ago, I witnessed a tame substitute for the original ceremony, in which, instead of a human being with strong iron hooks driven through the small of his back, a little wooden figure, dressed up in turban and body cloth, and carrying a shield and sabre, was hoisted on high and swung round.”< Less
Castes and Tribes of Southern India : Volume I (Illustrated) By Edgar Thurston
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Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume book of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai. “The practice of human... More > sacrifice, or Meriah rite, has been abolished within the memory of men still living, and replaced by the equally efficacious slaughter of a buffalo or sheep. And I have notes on a substituted ceremony, in which a sacrificial sheep is shaved so as to produce a crude representation of a human being, a Hindu sect mark painted on its forehead, a turban stuck on its head, and a cloth around its body. The picturesque, but barbaric ceremony of hook-swinging is now regarded with disfavour by Government, and, some time ago, I witnessed a tame substitute for the original ceremony, in which, instead of a human being with strong iron hooks driven through the small of his back, a little wooden figure, dressed up in turban and body cloth, and carrying a shield and sabre, was hoisted on high and swung round.”< Less
Castes and Tribes of Southern India : Volume IV (Illustrated) By Edgar Thurston
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Castes and Tribes of Southern India is a seven-volume book of social groups of Madras Presidency and the princely states of Travancore, Mysore, Coorg and Pudukkottai. “The practice of human... More > sacrifice, or Meriah rite, has been abolished within the memory of men still living, and replaced by the equally efficacious slaughter of a buffalo or sheep. And I have notes on a substituted ceremony, in which a sacrificial sheep is shaved so as to produce a crude representation of a human being, a Hindu sect mark painted on its forehead, a turban stuck on its head, and a cloth around its body. The picturesque, but barbaric ceremony of hook-swinging is now regarded with disfavour by Government, and, some time ago, I witnessed a tame substitute for the original ceremony, in which, instead of a human being with strong iron hooks driven through the small of his back, a little wooden figure, dressed up in turban and body cloth, and carrying a shield and sabre, was hoisted on high and swung round.”< Less