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The Oxford India Elwin
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PUBLISHER'S NOTE O 1. FOREWORD (LEAVES FROM THE JUNGLE) O 2. 'DEAR AS THE MOON' (THE TRIBAL WORLD OF VERRIER ELWIN) O 3. 'PHILANTHROPOLOGY' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): MARIAS-MURIAS-KUTTIA KONDS-TRUE TREASURE-BONDOS-SAORAS O 4. 'ORGANIZATION OF THE TRIBE' (THE MURIAS AND THEIR GHOTUL): THE CLAN SYSTEM-THE ORIGIN OF THE CLANS-CLAN RULES-THE FAMILY-SUMMARY-AN EVENING IN THE GHOTUL-SONGS-GHOTUL DISCIPLINE O 5. PREFACE (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST) O 6. 'PRIESTS AND SHAMANS' (THE RELIGION OF AN INDIAN TRIBE): PRIESTS AND SHAMANS-THE BUYYA-THE KURANMARAN-REMINISCENCES-THE IDAIMARAN-THE ART OF THE IKON-IKONS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE OR PRESERVE THE FERTILITY OF THE CROPS-IKONS DEDICATED TO GODS TO AVERT DISEASE-IKONS MADE TO ASSIST CHILDBIRTH-IKONS WHICH REPRESENT SHRINES AND HILLS-IKONS MADE IN HONOUR OF TUTELARIES O 7. 'FOLK-SONGS OF THE MAIKAL HILLS' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): INTRODUCTION; O 8. 'INTRODUCTION: THE CREATION OF THE WORLD AND MANKIND' (MYTHS FROM MIDDLE INDIA): AGARIA-MURIA-BHARIA-BAIGA-RAJNENGI PARDHAN-GOND-AHIR-KOL-DHULIA-DHANWAR-PARDHAN-OJHA-PANKA-BHUI MARIA-LOHAR-KAHAR-KOND-LANJHIA SAORA-GADABA-JHORIA-KAMAR-GOGIA PARDHAN-CHOKH AGARIA-ASUR-BONDO-MURIA-SOME ASPECTS OF RELIGION: AHIR-WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC: DEWAR, PARDHAN-FESTIVALS, SONG, AND DANCE: BADI, GOND O 9. 'TRAVELS IN THE NEFA HIGHLANDS' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): A PILGRIMAGE TO TAWANG-A SCRAMBLE AMONG THE TAGINS-PROMENADES IN SIANG-THE STRANGE FASCINATION OF LOHIT-VISITS TO TIRAP; O 10. 'THE ART OF THE NORTH-EAST FRONTIER' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): INTRODUCTION-A FRONTIER OF HOPE O 11. 'NAGALAND' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): A FINE PEOPLE-THE KIRATAS-THE NAGA COUNTRYSIDE-THE WORD 'NAGA'-THE NAGA GROUPS-NAGA LIFE AND CULTURE-THE NAGA VILLAGES AND HOMES-RELIGION-FEASTS OF MERIT-HEAD-HUNTING-THE NAGA LANGUAGES-NAGA POETRY-THE BIRD REPLIES-A TIME OF CHANGE O 12. 'MYTHS OF THE NORTH-EAST FRONTIER' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): INTRODUCTION O 13. 'DEMOCRACY IN NEFA' (PHILANTHROPOLOGIST): THE TRIBAL COUNCILS IN NEFA O 14. FOLK SONGS OF CHHATTISGARH: SELECTED SONGS O NOTES

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Verrier Elwin (1902-64) was an educator and missionary in India who is well known for his work with the tribes of India. He also served as the chief of the Anthropological Survey of India. G.N. Devy is Professor at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Commmunication Technology.

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