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No One Cries for the Dead

Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions

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No One Cries for the Dead by Isabelle Clark-Deces
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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-Deces 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.

Author Biography

Isabelle Clark-Deces is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University and the author of Religion against the Self: An Ethnography of Tamil Rituals (2000).
Release date Australia
February 22nd, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
252
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780520243149
Product ID
1906955

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