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SANTHAL WORLDVIEW

Edited by NITA MATHUR

2001, xiii+180pp., index, ISBN:81-7022, 866-2, Rs. 275 (HB)


This volume deals with culture and lifestyle of the Santhal - one of the major tribal groups in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. The sixteen essays collected here explore the Santhal concept of body, womb and seed; sound symbolism; formation and transmission of script; man and animal relationship; food and cooking; healing practices; religious beliefs and festivals; and the notion of the "other" world in a distinctive framework of interpretation and analyses. More importantly, it contains contribution from Santhal intellectuals representing the self-view of their culture.

 


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