Religion And Ritual In Rural India A Case Study In Kumaon
by Tribhuwan Kapur
This study presents a radical breakthrough in both method and analysis in Social Anthropology/Sociology. In terms of method it treats the field as a source of geographical models of the village(s) studied. Concerning analysis it amalgamates strands from various disciplines into an integral interpretative instrument. Finally data is gathered as much by being-in-field as by building from the foundations of culture traits. Thus the methods of anthrography, historiography, psychography are used to study myths and legends, leading systems, ritual sets-all of which function under the aegis of the religious outlook. As such this study while being complete in itself provides numerous directions for analysis.
This study took over five years to complete of which about two were field-based in remote regions, where religion and ritual form the deepest concern of man pitted against a hostile ecology.g bids fair to be a major publishing event in the criticism of Indian Writing in English.
About The Author:
Dr. Tribhuwan Kapur has already published six books. These books comprise a body of knowledge that is as radical as it is relevant.
He had completed his graduate and postgraduate studies from Delhi University. He obtained his doctorate degree in Sociology from Delhi University in 1983. The present study is based on his Ph.D. thesis.
He is interested in studying and providing solutions to problem areas in social and cultural life. With this in mind he is engaged in a study of religion, mysticism, and related phenomena. At present he is Lecturer in Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi.
Here he is actively engaged in their academic programmes.