Religion and Society among the Coorgs of South India

M N Srinivas

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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 #


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Book Description: London: Asia Publishing, 1965. 269p stone cloth, slightly worn with silver lettering on spine, b/w frontispiece, pages clean, minor library markings, VG. Bookseller Inventory # PAB 62920

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Book Description: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No marks in very lightly read book, save for ink stamped name on front free page: “Burton Benedict”, late professor emeritus of social anthropology at UC Berkeley and former director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. Hardcover has 2 bumped corners. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000005980

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Book Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1952. HARDCOVER. First edition. 267pp b/w illustrations octavo cloth Milton B. Singer's copy with his ownership stamp pencil underlining cover wear otherwise good. Bookseller Inventory # 51149

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Book Description: 1952. hard cover. Book Condition: 7 - De collection, bon état. in-8. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1952, in-8, pleine-toile éditeur sous jaquette, XVI, 268 pp., 12 planches, 4 cartes et plans. - Dos de la jaquette légèrement jauni, rousseurs sur les gardes, bon exemplaire cependant. Bookseller Inventory # E3961

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Book Description: Oxford, 1952. 267 pp. Cloth, spine ends slightly bumped. - Name in ink on first endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 189819

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Book Description: Oxford., London., 1952. Maps, black and white photographic plates, xii + 267pp, index, bibliography, appendix, glossary, hardback, foxed edges, staining to clipped dustjacket, now in plastic, lightly foxed throughout, more heavily to outermost leaves, still a very sound copy. The Coorgs are a mountainous people who live in the district of Coorg in Mysore State and this work is based on field-work done among the Coorgs undertaken in several expeditions during the years 1940 and 1941. The author investigates the question of the relation between religion and society. Bookseller Inventory # 127874

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Book Description: Asia Publishing., Bombay., 1965. Maps, black and white illustrations, xiv + 269pp, appendix, glossary, very pale foxing edges, minor wear dustjacket, now protected. The Coorgs are a mountainous people who live in the district of Coorg in Mysore State and this work is based on field-work done among the Coorgs undertaken in several expeditions during the years 1940 and 1941. The author investigates the question of the relation between religion and society. Bookseller Inventory # 58344

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Book Description: Oxford, 1952. Book Condition: Fine copy. First edition. pp.xii, 267, frontispiece, 12 plates, 4 maps, dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 40387

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