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Santhal Worldview

 
Nita Mathur (Editor)
Synopsis This book deals with culture and lifestyle of the Santhal which is one of the major tribal groups in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. The sixteen essays collected here explore the Santhal concepts 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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About the author

Nita Mathur

Nita Mathur is an anthropoligist with doctorate from the University of Delhi. Currently on the faculty of the Indira Gandhi Ntional Centre for the Arts, she is preparing a thesaurus of Santhal words for body and seed. Her research interests range from arts in lifestyles to emotions across cultures and indigenous visioin. Apart from contributing articles in journals and books, she has edited, Santhal Worldview.

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Title Santhal Worldview
Author Nita Mathur
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170228662
length xiii+180p., Notes; References; Index; 23cm.