Ways of Dying: Death and its Meaning in South Asia

Author:

Elisabeth Schombucher

,

Claus Peter Zoller

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2020
ISBN-13

9788173042430

ISBN-10 8173042438
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 326 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24x15x2.5
Weight (grms) 546

This volume aims at surveying how various cultures (tribal, regional and pan-Indian) of South Asia come to terms with this horizon of dying, death and the dead. It combines the ethnographic point of view that stresses the social and ritual forms related to death, and the conceptual aspects which favour the idea of an agency of texts.


The contributions have been organized in three sections: the first section deals with the ‘good’ death, the second with ‘untimely’ or ‘extraordinary’ death and the third focuses on the interpretation of the theme of death in textual traditions and on how death is portrayed in various cultural performances.

Elisabeth Schombucher

Elisabeth Schombucher (1954) got her Ph.D. in 1984 from Heidelberg University.

Claus Peter Zoller

Claus Peter Zoller Studied Classical and Modern Indology, and Germanic philology in Tubingen and Heidelberg.
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