The People of India

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Asian Educational Services, 1999 - History - 472 pages
An indispensable volume written by the director of Ethnology in India, Herbert Risley. It gives a very full and scholarly account concerning the people of India. Chapter one classifies the people according to their physical types; chapter 2 classifies them according to the social types; chapter three is a very amusing section of the proverbs and popular saying of the people about themselves. Chapter four concerns the rituals of caste and marriage; Chapter 5 is on caste and religion, chapter 6 discuss the origins of caste, and chapter 7 notices caste and nationality. At the end are 7 appendices that give information on proverbs, maps of caste, anthropometric data, infant marriage laws, modern theories of caste, Kulin polygamy and the santhal and munda tribes. The book has 35 illustrations. This book is a reprint of the 1915 edition.
 

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Such a nonsensical and unscientific survey of the Indian people. Most of these so called findings have long been debunked by DNA studies.

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the writer is completely bloody and criminal he established discrimination in humanity .i abuse this book and regrate the thought of this pigman.

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
Stratification of caste
5
The data now available
17
Their application to India
25
Correspondence with social groupings
31
IndoAryan type
37
Dravidian type
44
The mode of its entry into India 1AGE
58
Indian views of it
205
Statistics of marriage
212
Hinduism and Islam
216
Animism
222
The ghost theory
228
Illustration of Animistic ideas
236
Ancient Paganism and modern Hinduism
244
The origin of caste
257

The Dravidian triie
64
Conversion of tribes into castes
72
Totemism
96
Sir J G Frazers theory of totemism
105
Classification of castes
113
CHAPTER III
128
The Goldsmith
134
The Mahār and Dhed
140
In the Punjab
147
CASTE AND MARRIAGE
154
Hypergamy
163
Female infanticide and exogamy
171
Origin of hypergamy
178
Influence of hypergamy
184
The case for infant marriage
192
As to age
198
Sir Denzil Ibbetsons theory
269
the basis of fact
276
Not shared by Sir Henry Cotton
283
Language
289
The example of Gaul
295
PROVERBS RELATING TO CASTE
305
Among Muhammadans 213
327
MAPS OF CASTES
334
ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA
344
INFANT MARRIAGE LAWS
403
The Indian and Iranian classes
438
THE SANTAL AND MUNDA TRIBES
441
Dravidian
449
132
462
257
465
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