The living and the dead : social dimensions of death in South Asian religions / edited by Liz Wilson

Retrieving Holdings Information
Subjects: Death--Religious aspects
Funeral rites and ceremonies--South Asia
South Asia--Religious life and customs
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2003
Series: Suny series in Hindu studies
LC Classification: B, BL
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Notes on Translation and Transcription
Introduction: Passing On: The Social Life of Death in South Asian Religions / Liz Wilson 1
1. Ashes to Nectar: Death and Regeneration among the Rasa Siddhas and Nath Siddhas / David Gordon White 13
2. Human Torches of Enlightenment: Autocremation and Spontaneous Combustion as Marks of Sanctity in South Asian Buddhism / Liz Wilson 29
3. When a Wife Dies First: The Musivayanam and a Female Brahman Ritualist in Coastal Andhra / David M. Knipe 51
4. Return to Tears: Musical Mourning, Emotion, and Religious Reform in Two South Asian Minority Communities / Richard K. Wolf 95
5. Deanimating and Reanimating the Dead in Rural Sri Lanka / Jonathan S. Walters 113
6. The Suppression of Nuns and the Ritual Murder of Their Special Dead in Two Buddhist Monastic Texts / Gregory Schopen 127
7. A Funeral to Part with the Living: A Tamil Countersorcery Ritual / Isabelle Nabokov 159
8. Dead Healers and Living Identities: Narratives of a Hindu Ghost and a Muslim Sufi in a Shared Village / Peter Gottschalk 177
List of Contributors 201
Index 203
Additional Authors: Wilson, Liz
Notes: LCCN: 2002067042
ISBN: 0791456773 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0791456781 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xi, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 49679394
ISBN/ISSN: 0791456773

Miami University Libraries | 151 South Campus Avenue | Oxford, Ohio 45056 | 513.529.4141 | Miami University | myMiami | Staff Area