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Two Tales of Crow and Sparrow

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847684571

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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This provocative book by a leading folklorist offers a new analysis of caste in India, focusing on the rationale underlying the customs surrounding untouchability. Drawing on clues contained in two fascinating folktales, Alan Dundes goes beyond Dumont's classic Homo Hierarchicus in deconstructing the pervasive pollution complex that prevents millions of individuals from entering temples or drawing water from community wells. His graceful and erudite explanation of caste also illuminates the mysterious worship of the sacred cow as well as sati/suttee, or widow burning. The author concludes by relating caste to the theory of marginal survival, drawing on Gypsy concepts of pollution. This controversial book offers a fresh perspective for anyone interested in India, folklore, and psychoanlytic anthropology_a detailed case study documenting how folklore, as a source of native categories and symbols, can yield unique insights into the unconscious functioning of a culture through time. In this comprehensive textbook, renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. Classical Indian Philosophy is divided into three parts that cover epistemology, metaphysics, and the attempt to transcend the distinction between subject and object. Mohanty focuses on the major concepts and problems dealt with in Indian philosophy, including ethics, social philosophy, law, and aesthetics. Students of Indian philosophy at every level will find this a rich and rewarding text.
Two Tales of Crow and Sparrow
Language: en
Pages: 162
Authors: Alan Dundes
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

This provocative book by a leading folklorist offers a new analysis of caste in India, focusing on the rationale underlying the customs surrounding untouchability. Drawing on clues contained in two fascinating folktales, Alan Dundes goes beyond Dumont's classic Homo Hierarchicus in deconstructing the pervasive pollution complex that prevents millions of
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Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Flora Annie Steel
Categories: Folklore
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974-01-01 - Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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Language: en
Pages: 921
Authors: Ulrich Marzolph, Richard van Leeuwen, Hassan Wassouf
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

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Categories: Folklore
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Language: en
Pages: 764
Authors: Murray Barnson Emeneau
Categories: Dravidian languages
Type: BOOK - Published: 1944 - Publisher:

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