Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies

By J. A. Dubois; Henry King Beauchamp | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
PORTRAIT OF DUBOISFrontispiece
EDITOR'S PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION.iii-iv
PREFATORY NOTE BY MAX MÜLLERv-vii
EDITOR'S INTRODUCTIONviii-xxviii
AUTHOR'S PREFACE1-13

PART I.
GENERAL VIEW OF SOCIETY IN INDIA, AND GENERAL REMARKS
ON THE CASTE SYSTEM.
CHAPTER I. Division and Subdivision of Castes.—Castes peculiar to certain Provinces.—Particular Usages of some Castes. —Division of Castes founded on Parentage.—Subordination of Castes.—Outward Signs of certain Castes.—Division of Castegroups into Right-hand and Left-hand 14-27
CHAPTER II. Advantages resulting from Caste Divisions.— Similar Divisions amongst many Ancient Nations's 27-37
CHAPTER III. Expulsion from Caste.—Cases in which such Degradation is inflicted.—By whom inflicted.—Restoration to Caste. —Methods of effecting it 38-44
CHAPTER IV. Antiquity and Origin of Caste 44-48
CHAPTER V. The Lower Classes of Sudras.—Pariahs.—Chucklers, or Cobblers, and others equally low.—Contempt in which they are hold.—Pariahs strictly speaking Slaves.—Washermen, Barbers, and some others.—Disrepute into which Mechanical Skill has fallen. —Nomads and Vagabonds.—Gypsies.—Quacks.—Jugglers.—Wild Tribes, &c. 49-80
CHAPTER VI. The Poverty of the Hindus 80-97
CHAPTER VII. The Mythical Origin of the Brahmins.—Their Name and their Original Founders.—Conjeotures on their True Origin.—Buddhists and Jains 97-108
CHAPTER VIII. Different Kinds of Brahmins.—Outward Signs by which they are distinguishable 108-111
CHAPTER IX. The different Hindu Sects.—Vishnavites and Sivaites.—The Exterior Marks and Customs peculiar to each.— The Pavadam.—The Mutual Hatreds and Differences between the Sects.—Reason for the Dislike which ordinary Brahmins feel for Vishnavite Brahmins and those belonging to other Sects.—Subdivisions of the two Principal Sects 111-123
CHAPTER X. The Gurus, or Hindu Priests.—The Portrait of a true Guru.—Their Temporal and Spiritual Power.—The Fear and

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Editor's Preface to Third Edition iii
  • Prefatory Note v
  • Editor's Introduction viii
  • Contents xxix
  • Author's Preface 1
  • General View of Society in India, and General Remarks on the Caste System 14
  • Chapter I 14
  • Chapter II 27
  • Chapter III 38
  • Chapter IV 44
  • Chapter V 48
  • Chapter VI 80
  • Chapter VII 97
  • Chapter VIII 108
  • Chapter IX 111
  • Chapter X 123
  • Chapter XI 134
  • Chapter XII 138
  • Chapter XIII 143
  • Chapter XIV 155
  • The Four States of Brahminical Life 160
  • Chapter I 160
  • Chapter II 170
  • Chapter III 178
  • Chapter IV 186
  • Chapter V 194
  • Chapter VI 205
  • Chapter VII 235
  • Chapter VIII 269
  • Chapter IX 282
  • Chapter X 288
  • Chapter XI 295
  • Chapter XII 306
  • Chapter XIII 316
  • Chapter XIV 326
  • Chapter XV 332
  • Chapter XVI 336
  • Chapter XVII 343
  • Chapter XVIII 350
  • Chapter XIX 355
  • Chapter XX 368
  • Chapter XXI 376
  • Chapter XXII 392
  • Chapter XXIII 401
  • Chapter XXIV 415
  • Chapter XXV 420
  • Chapter XXVI 433
  • Chapter XXVII 450
  • Chapter XXVIII 474
  • Chapter XXIX 482
  • Chapter XXX 489
  • Chapter XXXI 500
  • Chapter XXXII 509
  • Chapter XXXIII 517
  • Chapter XXXIV 522
  • Chapter XXXV 528
  • Chapter XXXVI 538
  • Religion 542
  • Chapter I 542
  • Chapter II 556
  • Chapter III 567
  • Chapter IV 577
  • Chapter V 612
  • Chapter VI 636
  • Chapter VII 648
  • Chapter VIII 654
  • Chapter IX 667
  • Appendix I 685
  • Appendix II 701
  • Appendix III 706
  • Appendix IV 708
  • Appendix Vi. 717
  • Index 723
  • Some Opinions of the Press *
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