Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies

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'By rescuing from obscurity the final results of Abbé Dubois's thirty years of observations and research, Mr. Beauchamp will place the life-work of that great missionary in its its true form before the world. He also makes a considerable addition to our knowledge of Southern India on the eve of British rule.'— The Times.

'Mr. Beauchamp has not only rescued from oblivion the finished Madras MS., but he has performed the task of translator and editor with fidelity and skill. His footnotes are exactly what they should be, neither adding to nor taking from the text, but explaining terms which might otherwise puzzle the English reader, and stating the subsequent legislative action of the British Government in regard to the customs or practise described by Dubois.'— The Pall Mall Gazette.

'While in some degrees this is a new work, it may be best regarded as an authoritative edition of a book that has become almost a standard authority on Deccan manners and customs at the beginning of this [the nineteenth] century.'— The Athenaeum.

'Mr. Beauchamp's work is admirably done.'— The Spectator.

'Mr. Beauchamp has earned the gratitude of all for his research and the eminently able manner in which he has translated and edited this work, so as to make it at last worthy of its truly remarkable author.'— The English Historical Review.

'With all its extraordinary fullness of detail his book is as interesting as it is instructive, and few who have once taken it up will fail to read to the conclusion.'— The Imperial Institute Journal.

'A work of unusual importance and standard value. It is cheap at any price.'— The Asiatic Quarterly Review.

'Mr. Beauchamp has done good service to the reading public and to the reputation of the author by now publishing . . . a verbatim translation of Dubois's great work in its revised form, elucidated by many excellent notes suggested by the events of the last seventy years, and by the researches of later writers, who have devoted their attention to the study of the manners and customs of the inhabitants of India.'— The Times of India.

This admirable translation of the Abbé Dubois's remarkable work reflects the highest credit on the sympathetic editor and annotator.'— The Bombay Gazette.

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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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