Feeding, Sharing, and Devouring: Ritual and Society in Highland Odisha, India - Religion and Society 59 (Hardback)Peter Berger (author)
Hardback 634 Pages / Published: 19/01/2015
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Few thorough ethnographic studies on Central Indian tribal communities exist, and the elaborate discussion on the cultural meanings of Indian food systems ignores these societies altogether. Food epitomizes the social for the Gadaba of Odisha. Feeding, sharing, and devouring refer to locally distinguished ritual domains, to different types of social relationships and alimentary ritual processes. In investigating the complex paths of ritual practices, this study aims to understand the interrelated fields of cosmology, social order, and economy of an Indian highland community.
Publisher: De Gruyter
Number of pages: 634
Weight: 1048 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 mm
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