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Published by G. Allen & Unwin, ltd. in London .
Written in English



  • India,
  • India.


  • Caste -- India.,
  • Hindus.,
  • India -- Social life and customs.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Stanley Rice; with a foreword by H. H. the Maharaja Gaekwar of Baroda.
LC ClassificationsDS421 .R54
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p. [1] p.
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6364162M
LC Control Number38000730

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A decent book for starters who wanted to "the why" behind the rituals that Hindus follow. Though in some parts, it doesn't gives a solid foundation on why it is followed or what's the history behind it, that was a bit disappointing about the book/5. Dubois, J. A., and Henry K. Beauchamp. Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies. 3d ed. Delhi: Oxford University Press, Chapter V and pp. Observation and Moral Comparisons In Abbé J.A. Dubois, a French Catholic missionary of the Missions Étrangères de Paris to India, published one of the first detailed ethnographic manuscript of India..   The book is an exposition of how the introduction of colonial policies in Punjab, turned a respected institution such as Dowry into a fiendish practice in the 20th century. The colonial administrators blamed dowry and wedding expenses for female infanticide, linked the practice to Hindu upper caste customs to justify their civilizing mission.. The author writes. Hinduism, major world religion originating on the Indian subcontinent and comprising several and varied systems of philosophy, belief, and ritual. If the Indus valley civilization (3rd–2nd millennium BCE) was the earliest source of Hindu traditions, then Hinduism is the oldest living religion on Earth.