review of: Vitebsky, Piers 2017: Living Without the Dead: Loss and Redemption in a Jungle CosmosBerger, P., 26-Sep-2019, In : Social Anthropology. 27, 3, p. 579-580 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review › Academic
Twenty‐four years after the publication of Dialogues with the dead (Vitebsky 1993), Piers Vitebsky presents his second book on the Sora, an indigenous highland community of Central India. Whereas the former book outlined in detail the workings of the animist religion, focusing on the conversations of humans with their dead via ritual media (shamans), this new book unravels how the religion, within a short time, changed into something else. What both books have in common is that they are jewels in the anthropology of tribal India.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 26-Sep-2019|