Playfair, Alan, 1868-. The Garos

Table of Contents

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Introduction .

The Garos Section I.

Habitat.

Appearance.

Physical And General Characteristics.

Geographical Distribution.

Origin.

Affinities.

Dress.

Tattooing.

Jewellery.

Weapons.

Section Ii. Domestic Life.

Occupation.

Agriculture.

Houses.

Villages.

Furniture And Household Utensils.

Musical Instruments.

Crops.

Hunting.

Fishing.

Food.

Drink.

Games.

Dancing.

Manufactures.

Section Iii. Laws And Customs.

Tribal Organization.

Marriage.

Divorce.

Inheritance.

Adoption.

Tenure Of Land.

Decision Of Disputes.

Head Hunting.

Section Iv. Religion.

General Character Of Popular Beliefs.

Ancestor Worship.

Worship Of Natural Forces.

Worship Of Deities.

Sacrificial Stones.

Divination.

Priesthood.

Ceremonies And Customs Attending Birth And Naming Of Children.

Ceremonies Attending Marriage.

Beliefs Concerning Death.

Disposal Of The Dead.

Kimas.

Genna.

Dreams And Superstitions.

Section V.

Folklore.

D[unknown]o ° Kruni Kata. The Story Of The Doves.

I

Ii.

Iii.

Iv.

V.

Funeral Wail For A Child By Its Mother.

Song Sung At The Wangala Festival. Part Of The Song Is Sung By A Man To A Young Woman, Then Follows Her Reply, And Lastly The Man’s Final Rejoinder.

D[unknown]o °kua Ar[unknown]o Méséni Kata. The Story Of The Bhimraj And The Rat.

Duramung Songdumung Dakgrika. The Fight Between The Brahmaputra And Tura Hill.

Matchaduni Katak[unknown]o Més[unknown]o-kani. The Story Of The Matchadus. ********

Do °maskimung Chini Ang °kémung Baksa Ripeng Kagrikani Kata. Story Of The Compact Between The Wagtail And The Crab.

Chant To Celebrate The Building Of A House.

Abengni Anchara. Song Sung At The Break Up Of The Wangala Festivities.

Munini Kata. Story Of The Muni Plant.

Kan °churini Kata. The Story Of The Earth-worm.

Section Vi. Miscellaneous.

Teknonymy.

Miscellaneous.

Section Vii.

Language.

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Title: The Garos

Published By: London: David Nutt, 1909. 16, 172 p., plates: ill., maps

By line: [by] Major A. Playfair and with an introd. by J. Bampfylde Fuller

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Garo (AR05)

Subjects: Traditional history (173); Historical reconstruction (174); Vocabulary (192); Grammar (193); Tillage (241); Diet (262); Inheritance (428); Marriage (580); Lineages (613); Judicial authority (692); Mythology (773); Eschatology (775); Burial practices and funerals (764);

Abstract: This is a detailed ethnographic description of the Garo, dating from the first decade of the twentieth century. This volume is divided into seven sections (a general introduction, domestic life, laws and customs, religion, folklore, miscellaneous, and language) and six appendices, mostly vocabularies. A large number of myths are recorded in native text together with translation.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ar05-002

Document Type: monograph

Language: English

Note:

Includes index

Field Date: ca. 1908

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera; Dubravka Schmalzbauer; 1969-1974

Coverage Date: ca. 1908

Coverage Place: Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India

LCSH: Garo (Indic people)

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