ISBN 9788121505420,The People Of India

The People Of India

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ISBN 9788121505420
Publisher

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1991
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788121505420

ISBN-10 8121505429
Binding

Hard Back

Number of Pages 575 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Sociology, social studies

An indispensable volume written by the director of Ethnology in India, Herbert Risley. It gives a very full and scholarly account concerning the people of India. Chapter one classifies the people according to their physical types; chapter 2 classifies them according to the social types; chapter three is a very amusing section of the proverbs and popular saying of the people about themselves. Chapter four concerns the rituals of caste and marriage; Chapter 5 is on caste and religion, chapter 6 discuss the origins of caste, and chapter 7 notices caste and nationality. At the end are 7 appendices that give information on proverbs, maps of caste, anthropometric data, infant marriage laws, modern theories of caste, Kulin polygamy and the santhal and munda tribes.
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