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by Isabelle Clark-Decès


Clark-Decès, Isabelle, 1956-.

Clark-Decès, Isabelle, 1956-. Funeral rites and ceremonies - India - South Arcot, Tamil (Indic people) - Funeral customs and rites, Dirges - India - South Arcot - History and criticism, Folk songs, Tamil - India - South Arcot - History and criticism, Tamil (Indic people) - Social life and customs. Berkeley : University of California Press.

Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give . I first attended a Tamil funeral in December 1990.

Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give meaning to the caste, gender, and personal experiences of the performers. Although it was more than a decade ago, I have vivid memories of that day. I had been in a village in the South Arcot district of Southeastern India, for a little over three months when the headman of the nearby untouchable compound walked up and down the main street making the following announcement.

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Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs At South Indian village funerals, women cry and lament, men drink and laugh, and untouchables sing and joke to the beat of their drums. No One Cries for the Dead offers an original interpretation of these behaviors, which seem almost unrelated to the dead and to the funeral event. Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give meaning to the caste, gender, and personal experiences of the performers.

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Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first . Songs in the Tamil crying-song genre recount much more personal experiences than the survey in chapter 1 might imply

Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give meaning to the caste, gender, and personal experiences of the performers. eISBN: 978-0-523834-2. Subjects: Anthropology. Songs in the Tamil crying-song genre recount much more personal experiences than the survey in chapter 1 might imply. Tamil dirges move beyond a simple demonstration of women’s gender roles to describe some of their most intimate situations. No current Talk conversations about this book.

In this book, Isabelle Clark-Deces gives us a clear-eyed view of the bond between the state of untouchability . The poetry of the dirges and the songs is high: it comes froom the souls of the bereaved.

In this book, Isabelle Clark-Deces gives us a clear-eyed view of the bond between the state of untouchability in India, and the pain of death and irretrievable loss. This is not a distanced work: the reader is always right there with the people Clark-Deces writes about; one can see them and hear their voices as one reads.

for the Dead, Isabelle Clark-Decès gives us a welcome and long needed analysis of death in Tamil culture

In No One Cries for the Dead, Isabelle Clark-Decès gives us a welcome and long needed analysis of death in Tamil culture. Not an ethnography of funerary rituals, this book is rather an evocative study of the relation of (funerary) narrative to life. Through their narratives, Clark-Decès explores the shape of Tamil subjectivity, which she depicts as limited (in the sense of constricted or bound by limits of connectivity) and as profoundly isolated. The first narrative genre she elucidates is called a "crying song. Women (of certain middle- and low-ranking castes) are expected to attend and cry at the funerals hosted by families they know.

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At South Indian village funerals, women cry and lament, men drink and laugh, and untouchables sing and joke to the beat of their drums. No One Cries for the Dead offers an original interpretation of these behaviors, which seem almost unrelated to the dead and to the funeral event. Isabelle Clark-Decès demonstrates that rather than mourn the dead, these Tamil funeral songs first and foremost give meaning to the caste, gender, and personal experiences of the performers.

No One Cries for the Dead: Tamil Dirges, Rowdy Songs, and Graveyard Petitions epub download

ISBN13: 978-0520243132

ISBN: 0520243137

Author: Isabelle Clark-Decès

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: University of California Press (February 22, 2005)

Pages: 252 pages

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