No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions

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University of California Press, 22 feb 2005 - 252 pagine
At South Indian village funerals, women cry and lament, men drink and laugh, and untouchables sing and joke to the beat of their drums. No One Cries for the Dead offers an original interpretation of these behaviors, which seem almost unrelated to the dead and to the funeral event. Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give meaning to the caste, gender, and personal experiences of the performers.
 

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Chapter Two Songs of Experience
50
Chapter Three Why Should We Cry?
95
Chapter Four Life as a Record of Failure
128
Chapter Five Between Performance and Experience
158
Appendix A A Comparison of the Four Abridged Versions of the V299raj257mpuhan Story
171
Appendix B The Story of V299raj257mpuhan in Tamil
181
Notes
197
Glossary
217
References
225
Index
239
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Informazioni sull'autore (2005)

Isabelle Clark-Decès is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and the author of Religion against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals (2000).

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