Cleansing Pavam
  • Release Date : 27 January 2022
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Genre : Ethnology
  • Pages : 188 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9783643908056
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Download or read book entitled Cleansing Pavam by author: Damaris Lüthi which was release on 27 January 2022 and published by LIT Verlag Münster with total page 188 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Environmental squalor is a salient feature of Indian cities, standing in surprising contrast to clean private settings. This study of ideas and practices relating to cleanliness in a South Indian town found that im/purity concepts pertaining to hygiene are closely related to so-called ritual ideas of purity and pollution and are nearer to orthodox beliefs than to germ theories. The danger of dirt is less its direct threat to health but its impact on social status and on the mood of deities, who penalize with misfortune. Cleanliness is crucial for private well-being; public pollution is obsolete. Dissertation. [Subject: South Asian Studies, Sociology]

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