The People of India

Risley, Sir Herbert

Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta, 1908
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Title: The People of India

Publisher: Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta

Publication Date: 1908

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition.


Split to gutter between frontispiece and title page. Moderate wormholes and insect damage. Moderate foxing. 1" tears to margins of the folding map.; 289, [1], clxxxix, [1] pages + frontispiece + 24 plates of different tribespeople with accompanying letterpress + folding colour map of India. Rebound in half cloth and papered boards. Page dimensions: 230 x 146mm. The author was Director of Ethnography for India, Officer D'Academie, France, Corresponding Member of the Anthropological Societies of Rome and Berlin, and of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Contents: The Physical Types; Social Types; Caste in Proverbs and Popular Sayings; Caste and Marriage; Caste and Religion; The Origin of Caste; Caste and Nationality; Appendices. "In an article on 'Magic and Religion' published in the Quarterly Review of last July Mr Edward Clodd complains that certain observations of mine on the subject of 'the impersonal stage of religion' are hidden away under the 'prosaic title' of the Report on the Census of India, 1901. The charge is just, and the offence is aggravated by the fact that the Report in question weighs seven pounds and is cumbered with many statistics. Mr. Clodd's grievance may, however, perhaps be though to justify my venturing to reprint, in a more handy form, the less dreary portions of my own contributions to the Report, with such revision and expansion as seemed to be called for." - from the Introduction. Includes a two page "Bibliography of Proverbs". The illustrations include: Khamti Female; Chulikata Woman; Tain Mishmi Girl; Bor Abor Girl; Lepchas (Sikkim); Limbu, Male and Female; A Group of Korwas; Juang Girls; Male and Female of the Bendkar Tribe. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 10690

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