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Garo Tribal Religion : Beliefs and Practices

Paulinus R Marak

ISBN 10: 8183640028 / ISBN 13: 9788183640022
Published by Anshah Pub, 2005
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Contents Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Nature of the Garo tribal religion. 3. Garo deities and their power and function. 4. The Garo priest (Kamal) and the chief (Nokma). 5. Religious ceremonies in connection with jhuming. 6. Religious ceremonies in connection with ailments. 7. Religious content in funeral ceremony. 8. Life after death. 9. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. The book deals with the origin and migration of the Garos consisting of different tribal groups settled in Garo hills their ancient animistic religious beliefs and practices numerous deities which control their life and must be appeased with rituals ceremonies and animal sacrifices to ensure welfare of the tribe. They believe in life after death and perform intricate funeral ceremonies. Though majority of them have converted to Christianity yet many old festivals and cultural practices are retained. 126 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 56794

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Title: Garo Tribal Religion : Beliefs and Practices

Publisher: Anshah Pub

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

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