[Assam] rites of passage
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Fri Jun 22 10:37:03 EDT 2007
harvard-india_interest_group <harvard-india_interest_group at haa.dgroups.alumniconnections.com> wrote:
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 09:29:12 -0400 (EDT)
From: "harvard-india_interest_group" <harvard-india_interest_group at haa.dgroups.alumniconnections.com>
To: jaipurschool at yahoo.com
CC: vandenbrink at mindspring.com
Subject: Re: rites of passage
India is an extraordinarily diverse country with some 17 major languages, more than 4000 religioius sects, and thousands of tribal goups and communities with their own customs, some of them matrilineal or matriarchal. About the only generality I can think of is that in urban areas where Islam, mainstream Hinduism and Christianiity are well established, girls and their families typically follow the universal customs of their faith. But in urban areas you can also find prominent matrilineal or matriarchal communities like the Nairs of South India, and minority religious communities like the Parsis (Zoroastrians) of Bombay. There is a great deal of anthropological literature on the customs of the various communities in India, and quite a bit of it is now online. I suggest you try a Google search on something like "girls India 'coming of age'."
On 6/21/07, harvard-india_interest_group <harvard-india_interest_group at haa.dgroups.alumniconnections.com > wrote: Hi I am writing an article on rites of passage. I just wanted to know about the rite of passage for girl in the Indian community. I just need to know how it is perform and what is it meaning? I would love any feedback I could get?
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