Religious Life of the Brahman: A Case Study of Maithil Brahmans

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Inter-India Publications, 1986 - Bihar (India) - 160 pages
Nowhere else in the world have so many races and cultures met and got absorbed as in India. Nowhere else in the world has religion been made the object of such vast experimentation as village Hindu religion. The present book by Asim Maitra based on his field study using anthropological tools aims at providing a corect and scientific understanding of the religious issues of Maithil Brahmans in particular and the Mithila area (now comprising the present districts of Darbhanga, Saharsa, Madhywani, Samastipur, parts of Champaran, Muzzefarpur, Monghyr, Bhagalpur, Purnea and Tarai under Nepal lying betwen the districts and lower ranges of Himalaya) in general.

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Historical Perspective
Typology of Rituals
Worship and Hierarchy of Deities

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