Naik, T. B. Thakorlal Bharabhai), 1922-. The Bhils: a study

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Chapter I The Bhil Country

The Gujarat Bhil Area

Configuration

Climate

Flora And Fauna

Geology

The Bhil Population

Raciology

Blood-groups

Bhils In Old Literature

Traditional Accounts

History Of The Bhils

Personal Appearance And Physical Endurance

Character

Chapter Ii The Bhil Settlements

Food And Drinks

The Bhil Calendar

Daily Life

Chapter Iii Social Structure

I Village Organisation

The Village

Village Officials

Ii Clans And Kins

Haga And Hagwadia

Exogamous Clans

Kinship 1

Genealogies

Family Life

Chapter Iv Bhil Economics

I

Environment And Economics

Ii Organisation Of Production

(a) Land

Land Tenure

(b) Labour

(c) Co-operation And Enterprise

(d) Capital

Economic Activities

Pastoral Activities

Poultry Farming

Fishing

Kabadu

Fruit-collection And Honey-gathering.

Wage-earning.

Trade

Price Mechanism

Iii Distribution

Family Budgets

Chapter V Birth And Childhood

I

Ii

Iii

Iv

V

Chapter Vi Marriage

I.

Ii

Iii.

Chapter Vii Old Age And Death

I

Ii

Iii

Iv

Chapter Viii Religion

I Previous Writers

Ii Gods And Goddesses

Birth Of The World

High Gods

Spirits Of Corn

Deities Of The Hills And Forests

Water Gods

Beneficient Spirits

Deities Of Festivals

Other Powers

Iii Religious Personalities And Worship Of Gods

White Magicians Of Dev Mogra

Sorcerers Of The Village

Worship Of The Gods

Jatras

Iv Other Elements Of Bhil Religion

Forecasting Through Omens And Dreams

Muslim Influences

V

Chapter Ix Bhil Mythology

Chapter X The Crime Pattern

I

‘ Messengers Of Death ’

Revolts

Thefts

Violation Of Forest Laws

Drinking And Illicit Distillation

Ii

Civil Code

Sexual Irregularity

Adultery

Inter-caste Marriages

Pre-marital Sex Relations

Making ‘sansar-bhang’

Malevolent Sorcery

Theft

Iii

Oaths

Ordeals

Chapter Xi Language Of The Bhils

I

Ii Words And Sentences

Iii. Grammar 1

Iv Pronunciation

Stops

Nasal Stops

Semi-vowels

Liquids

Sibilants

The Glottal Stop

The Vowels

Nasalization Of Vowels

Treatment Of Sounds

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Title: The Bhils: a study

Published By: Delhi: Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh, [pref. 1956]. 14, 367 p. [incomplete]: ill.

By line: T. B. Naik

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Bhil (AW25)

Subjects: History and culture change (170); Human biology (140); Language (190); Kinship terminology (601); Production and supply (433); Marriage (580); Reproduction (840); Religious beliefs (770); Literary texts (539); Crime (674);

Abstract: Naik, an overseas lecturer in cultural anthropology at the London School of Oriental and African studies, deals here with the Bhils of Rajpipla and West Khandesh. A general ethnography, this document includes material on linguistics and physical anthropology. Also covered in detail are the life cycle, religion, social structure, crime, and economics. Pp. 255-344, and 349-351 have not been included in this collection, inasmuch as they deal with transcriptions of oral literature and the possible future of Bhil culture.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: aw25-004

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Omitted from the File: p. 255-344, 349-351.

Field Date: 1943-1954

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: James R. Leary; 1959; John Beierle; 2008

Coverage Date: 1943-1954

Coverage Place: Rajpipla and western Khandesh Regions, Gujarat Area, western India

LCSH: Bhil (Indic people)

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