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sciences: linguistics and archeology. "Things" are, roughly speaking, the result of the "lower" activity of mankind, who produce whatever is necessary and useful to society. But if one examines the most ancient archeological artifacts, trying to understand what was indispensable to the life of a human

In: Ritual, State and History in South Asia

prefer (except under specified conditions described below) to live separately from each other. Indeed, this preference is reflected in the very term for marriage, eindaun pyu, "to set up a household ." Moreover, this is a deep-seated, not a capricious, preference, one which is motivated by the desire to

In: The Psychological Study of Theravada Societies

their effort to obtain temple entry, and organizes a strike of workers against the municipality. She is taken into custody as is Amarkant's father who, by now repentant of his money-oriented life, has joined the movement. Finally, bowing to public sentiment, the municipality gives way to the demand of

In: Politics and the Novel in India

as a normal means for a being of the realm of miiya to make its presence or, more specifically, its needs, known in the world of joga (living humans). What causes problems is generally human interference in these matters. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 63 In Search of a Framework In the past we have

In: South Asian Systems of Healing

: '' .. .legislation has done little to lift the burden of despair about the future which is an unhappy characteristic of Santa! life today. " 1 1 W. J. Culshaw, Tribal Heritage. A study of the Santals, London 1949, p. 7. ADVANCED FARMING SOCIETIES 111 The ownership of land is of crucial importance for the well

In: Tribal Populations and Cultures of the Indian Subcontinent

they work and earn a living, where people from different backgrounds work together. But in their homes, how people arange their houses, how they raise their children, how they conduct their family life, how they cook their food, how they communicate with one another, and so on,-all this is

In: Pancasila and the Search for Identity and Modernity in Indonesian Society

occurred, produced it out of a prior state of affairs ... Life, as Kierkegaard said, is lived forward but understood backward. 5 What, then, is cultural analysis? "Cultural analysis," writes Geertz, "is (or should be) guessing at meanings, assessing the guesses, and drawing explanatory conclusions from

In: Pancasila and the Search for Identity and Modernity in Indonesian Society

attitudes to the Raj. Such shifts as well as the early enthusiasm were however not based exclusively on perceived self-interest or xenophobic responses. Western education early acquired a more than functional role in the life of the Bengali 88 TAPANRAYCHAUDHURI intelligentsia. It helped transform

In: Comparative History of India and Indonesia, Volume 4 India and Indonesia

eastern Leyte and Samar. Samarans are the least known of Bisayan Filipinos. Only a few social scientists (mainly anthropologists) have investigated their way of life. As a result of their insular geographic isolation (there is no commercial airport on Samar and only one road bisects the island

In: A. India and Philippines: Culture, Religion and Reincarnation B. India, Indonesia and Nepal: Politics and Education

masses that toil in the fields or maintain a drab existence in the ghettos of the towns. To such as these the famous old stories are the music and color of life. They are the perennial fount from which the oft-repeated draughts never quench an insatiable thirst. In the kings' palaces and in the peasants

In: Essays on the Mahābhārata