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Death and Life-Giving Waters

Cremation, caste, and cosmogony in karmic traditions

£45.00
S1353
9781841716985
Terje Oestigaard
2005
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Description

In this original work, the author aims to develop a synthetic perspective for enhancing the understanding of the roles death and life-giving waters have in the constitution of society and cosmos in karmic traditions through a material culture study of death and funeral practices as cultural, ritual, and religious processes in parts of Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and the Indus Valley.