Religion and Society among the Coorgs of South India
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Title: Religion and Society among the Coorgs of ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2003
CONDITION: NEW -- BINDING: Hardcover ~ Condition: NEW ~ The book offers to students of Indian society and culture, a unique text for studying religious beliefs and cultural practice through systematic empirical enquiry. A daring and innovative venture, this book ranks among the best-written monographs in social anthropological literature for its clarity, consistency, and rigour.The reissue of Professor SrinivasÆs classic work comes precisely fifty years after its first publication and fulfills an enduring demand from students and teachers of sociology and social anthropology in India This edition includes an introduction by AndrT Beteille that traces and contextualizes SrinivasÆs findings, and arguments in the book, including the intellectual influences, which shaped his thinking both in its, and on Indian society as a whole.The study is based on intensive fieldwork among the Coorgs, by Professor Srinivas during several visits in 1940 and 1941. The Coorgs, a handsome, brave, and proud people inhabiting the mountainous and forested district of Coorg in Karnataka, have long attracted the attention of scholars for their distinctive language, dress, and customs.It also draws from the traditions of social structure in anthropological research established by Radcliffe-Brown. In addition, the study reveals the opportunities and challenges of conducting anthropological research in India.It established professor Srinivas not only as a leading student of Indian society, but also as a leading social anthropologist at home and amongst the foremost practitioners of the discipline abroad.This book is essential for students, teachers, and researchers in sociology, social anthropology, culture, and religion. REVIEWS The Coorgs are sufficiently like Professors Srinivas for him to see the otherness in them. He is therefore in an unusually advantageous position to interpret for Europeans the religious thought of the Coorgs. He has carried out his task admirably.-The Times Literary SupplementThe product is not only an admirable field document and an exemplification of functional analysis but also a book of fresh insight into Hindu life.-Dr Mc Kim Mariot, American AnthropologistProbably his chapter on Hinduism is one of the most valuable, for it epitomises the wider significance of the book.-The Hibbert Journal279 pages ~ Isbn: 0 195658744 ~ language: English ~ Year: 2003 ~ Binding: Hardcover ~ Contents Introduction to the new ImpressionIntroductorySocial StructureThe Ritual Idiom of Coorgs:The Ritual complex of MangalaThe Ritual Idiom of Coorgs:The Concepts of Pole and MadiThe Cult of the OkkaThe Cults of the Larger Social UnitsHinduismReligion and SocietyAppendixGlossaryBibliographyIndex Culture/Caste & Communities. Bookseller Inventory # 11349
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