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Vedda Villages of Anuradhapura: The Historical Anthropology of a Community in Sri Lanka by James Brow

Vedda Villages of Anuradhapura: The Historical Anthropology of a Community in Sri Lanka by James Brow

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The Veddas are on of the most famous and least understood people in the literature of anthropology. James Brow substantiates this view with references to accounts of their royal and demonic descent that abound with superstition and prejudice.

The veddas were the subject of one of the pioneering work in social anthropology, but the authors were too involved with nineteenth-century concerns to abandon the conventional view of Veddas as either ‘pure’ or ‘degenerate’.

Brow brings a more sophisticated and accepting point of view to his study of the Veddas. From his fieldwork among them, he gained an understanding of their culture that is carefully documented here, including an examination of the bilateral societies and an analysis of the region in terms of marriage, migration, and the history of process. Case studies and figures illustrating marriage and development patterns are enhanced by photographs showing the Veddas engaged in various activities of village life. Primarily of use to social scientists, this book also will be of value to historians and others interested in the culture and people of Sri Lanka.



SKU: 26027

Price: 850/-

Genre: Sociology/ Books on Sri Lanka/ Non-Fiction

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