No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions Isabelle Clark-Deces

ISBN: 9780520243149

Published: February 22nd 2005

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252 pages


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No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions  by  Isabelle Clark-Deces

No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions by Isabelle Clark-Deces
February 22nd 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 252 pages | ISBN: 9780520243149 | 7.12 Mb

At South Indian village funerals, women cry and lament, men drink and laugh, and untouchables sing and joke to the beat of their drums. No One Cries for the Dead offers an original interpretation of these behaviors, which seem almost unrelated to theMoreAt South Indian village funerals, women cry and lament, men drink and laugh, and untouchables sing and joke to the beat of their drums.

No One Cries for the Dead offers an original interpretation of these behaviors, which seem almost unrelated to the dead and to the funeral event. Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give meaning to the caste, gender, and personal experiences of the performers.



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