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Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies: The Classic First-Hand Account of India in the Early Nineteenth Century

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Based on an 1815 manuscript by a French missionary, this comprehensive work offers a unique panorama of early-19th-century Indian life. Caste system, ceremonial procedures, rules and etiquette, marriage, fasting, widowhood, funerary rites, literature, religion, much more. Index. 6 Appendices.
Paperback, 775 pages
Published May 8th 2002 by Dover Publications (first published January 1st 1906)
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Azimah  Othman
The third reprint and is the translated edition of the the author's French manuscript by Henry K Beauchamp, a Fellow of Madras Uni/ Royal Historical Society and member of The Asiatic Society.

A reflection of Dudois' observations and eye witness of the subject, free from prejudice, during his 31 years residence in India colonial times as a Christian Missionary. He had witnessed the burning of widows especially of two queens holding hands over the pyre of the dead king. He had adopted t
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pretty enviable ethnographic technique for the time!
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Abbe Jean-Antoine Dubois (Author, 1765–1848) was a surprisingly broad-minded (especially considering his vocation and era) French Catholic missionary in Pondicherry, Madras (Chennai), Mysore, & Mangalore in India. He adopted Indian dress, diet, habit and languages. He accorded respect to all he met regardless of religion or caste and was esteemed in turn (unlike most Europeans who were considered, due to their 'unclean' habits, to be low untouchables). While the times and India have changed ...more
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Highly informative, entertaining and at times amusing, owing to Dubois' background as a missionary.
One of the best books i have read.
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