The Tribes and Castes of the North-western Provinces and Oudh, Volume 1

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Office of the superintendent of government printing, 1896 - Caste - 294 pages
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Page 287 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page clxxxix - The seizure of a maiden by force from her house, while she weeps and calls for assistance, after her kinsmen and friends have been ,slain in battle or wounded, and their houses broken open, is the marriage styled Rakshasa.
Page x - There is no law to prohibit the different classes of the people from living together, from eating and drinking together; no law to prohibit' the marriage of people belonging to different castes ; no law to brand the offspring of such marriages with an indelible stigma.
Page cxxv - Thus, it is scarcely a paradox to lay down as a law of the caste organisation in Eastern India that a man's social status varies in inverse ratio to the width of his nose.
Page ccxxv - ... duration, and a considerable time has also to be expended on the preparation of charcoal and ore, the profits are very small. The fact is that although the actual price which the iron fetches in the market is high, the profits made by the native merchants (Mahajan) and the immense disproportion between the time and labour expended and the outturn, both combine to leave the unfortunate Agariya in a miserable state of poverty.
Page 263 - Sikhs as far as religious observance is concerned, the taint of hereditary pollution is upon them ; and Sikhs of other castes refuse to associate with them even in religious ceremonies.
Page x - If, then, with all the documents before us, we ask the question, — Does caste, as we find it in Manu and at the present day, form part of the most ancient religious teaching of the Vedas ? We can answer with a decided
Page 25 - This tribe was once renowned in the history of India, though its name is now scarcely known, or only in the chronicles of the bard. Of its origin we are in ignorance. It belongs neither to the Solar nor Lunar race, and consequently we may presume it to be of Scythic origin. The name is unknown in Hindust'han, and is confined, with many others originating from beyond the Indus, to the peninsula of Saurashtra.
Page 108 - Visishthadwaita, is the assertion that Vishnu, the one Supreme God, though invisible as cause, is, as effect, visible in a secondary form in material creation. They differ in one marked respect from the mass of the people at Brindaban, in that they refuse to recognise Radha as an object of religious adoration. In...
Page 152 - A man may marry as many wives as he can afford to purchase, and a woman may cohabit with any man belonging to her husband's age.

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