pt. II. Descriptive articles on the principal castes and tribes of the Central Provinces

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1916 - Caste
 

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Page 160 - Who are these coming to the sacrifice? To what green altar, O mysterious priest, Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?
Page 160 - ... pray before it, and fold up his mat again and go home. And the next night, and night after night, until that particular flower faded away, he would return to it, and bring his friends in ever-increasing...
Page 258 - All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.
Page 291 - After the performance of a sacrifice to the Karma Deota by the Pahn, the villagers feast, and the night is passed in dancing and revelry. Next morning all may be seen at an early hour in holiday array : the elders in groups, under the fine old tamarind trees that surround the Akhra; and the youth of both sexes, armlinked in a huge circle, dancing round the Karma...
Page 373 - The chief's mangled remains were given over to his son for interment, and the miserable fate of one, who so shortly before had ridden at the head of twenty thousand horse, gave an awful lesson of the uncertainty of fortune, and drew pity even from those who had been the victims of his barbarity when living.
Page 370 - ... time the most horrid atrocities, and destroying what they could not carry away. They trusted to the secrecy and suddenness of the irruption for avoiding those who guarded the frontiers of the countries they invaded ; and before a force could be brought against them, they were on their return. Their chief strength lay in their being intangible. If pursued, they made marches of extraordinary length — sometimes upwards of sixty miles — by roads almost impracticable for regular troops. If overtaken,...
Page 533 - ... landholders by whose ancestors these groves had been planted, I should have thought him a fool or a madman, and yet nothing could have been more true ; the bodies of a hundred travellers lie buried in and...
Page 269 - S. 213, angeführt von Russell, The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India IV (1916), S. 290) : „Drought, want of fertility in the soil, murrain in cattle, and other calamities incident to husbandry are here invariably ascribed to the wrath of particular gods, to appease which recourse is had to various ceremonies. In the Kumaon District offerings and singing and dancing are resorted to on such occasions. In Garhwäl the Bädis or rope-dancers ar...
Page 174 - Pandoo then beheld within the body of the God of Gods, standing together, the whole universe divided forth into its vast variety.
Page 406 - ... his female household must observe strict seclusion. The prejudice against the plough is perhaps the most inveterate of all; that step can never be recalled. The offender at once loses the privileged salutation ; he is reduced to the second grade of Rajputs no Mian will marry his daughter, and he must go a step lower in the social scale to get a wife for himself. In every occupation of life he is made to feel his degraded position. In meetings of the tribe and at marriages...

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