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The Hindu at Home (Hindu Acarakandam)

The Hindu at Home (Hindu Acarakandam)
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Item Code: NAG507
Author: J.E. Padfield
Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
Language: sanskrit text with English Translation
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 9788180901409
Pages: 292
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 376 gms
Preface

I am aware that there are standard works which contain a good deal of the information here given, but there are also many things now described, which will, I trust, be found interesting. I have seen no mention of some of these in any books to which I have had access. The work represents the result of personal observations during a period of twenty-seven years spent in India, when I was in daily intercourse with the people of the land.

The Sanskrit quotations have been given to me by learned pandits from whom I have received much help, especially in the translation of these statements. I have not attempted a free material translation into English verse; but have tried to give the original and the translations, as far as possible, in corresponding lines. Many of the quotations are not to be found in printed books, but are taken from the private palm-leaf manuscripts of purohitas (priests), which have been handed down from generation to generation. Thus, it was manifestly desirable to give the original text from these' unusual sources of information.

Contents

Prefacevii
1The Hindu Home1
2The Hindu Daily Round25
3The Hindu Woman's Religion41
4The Hindu Sacred Thread58
5The Hindu Sacred Marks67
6The Hindu Tonsure78
7Hindu Marriages87
8Unorthodox Hindu Marriages110
9Hindu Diet124
10Hindu Festivals135
11Hindu Mendicity157
12Hindu Funerals179
13Unorthodox Hindu Funerals211
14Hindu Omens228
15Hindu Ornaments243
Appendix-Social Reforms257
Glossary of Hindu Terms260
Index271

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