Hindus of the Himalayas

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University of California Press, 1963 - Ethnology - 430 pages
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Gerald Berreman's ethnographic study of a hill village in India is widely regarded as a classic in the field of social anthropology. In this new edition, Berreman returns to this village after ten years to record the ethnographic continuity and change in village lifestyle. A new prologue addsimportant insights to the bases for the ethnographic descriptions and analyses by outlining the research conditions of this study. A new epilogue records Berreman's findings after revisiting the village--focusing on the trends found in the village and the surrounding region to draw implications forthe country at large.
 

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Contents

BEHIND MANY MASKS ETHNOGRAPHY
xvii
INTRODUCTION
1
THE SETTING
9
xiv
32
THE ECONOMIC CONTEXT
38
THE SUPERNATURAL
80
4
96
CALENDRICAL AND LIFECYCLE
121
7
208
INTERCASTE RELATIONS
229
THE VILLAGE COMMUNITY
259
9
294
CONCLUSION1958
339
SIRKANDA TEN YEARS LATER
358
BIBLIOGRAPHY
405
CHAPTER BIBLIOGRAPHIES1971
415

KIN GROUPS AND KINSHIP
143
6
159
CASTE
197
NOTES
427
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