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Summary: Why pick one brother when you can have seven? I grew up next to the Morgans. All boys, and we played doctor sometimes. But now it’s ten years later. I’

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  • Publisher: Cassandra Dee Romance
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 150
  • Language: English
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Description: Why pick one brother when you can have seven? I grew up next to the Morgans. All boys, and we played doctor sometimes. But now it’s ten years later. I’m back from college. And the Morgans … well, they make me shiver, everything going hot. Because the men are gorgeous. Matt on Monday. Tim on Tuesday. Will on Wednesday. Trent on Thursday. Ford on Friday. Sam on Saturday. And Smith … oh god, Smith’s perfect for Sundays. Because Sunday’s meant for penance. Doing right and thinking good thoughts. Going to church and acting godly. But I can’t be good. I can’t possibly choose because they’re too gorgeous. So I don’t. Is that wrong? Or is seven my lucky number? Hey Readers – This story was my first reverse harem, and needless to say, it was LOADS of fun writing it. Our heroine is your sassy girl next door who embarks on a wild ride with SEVEN lucky men. As always, there’s a guaranteed HEA with no cheating and no cliffhangers. You’ll love it, I promise! Xoxo, Cassie


Pdf ebook: The Brothers Seven

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Summary: Seitsemän veljestä (The Brothers Seven), the 1870 Finnish novel by Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872), is one of the most (in)famously unknown classics of world li

  • Author : Aleksis Kivi
  • Publisher: Zeta Books
  • ISBN: 6066970585
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 462
  • Language: English
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Description: Seitsemän veljestä (The Brothers Seven), the 1870 Finnish novel by Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872), is one of the most (in)famously unknown classics of world literature—unknown not only because so few people in the world can read Finnish, but also because the novel is so incredibly difficult to translate, the Mount Everest of translating from Finnish. It is difficult to translate not only because it blends a saturation in Homer, Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes, and the Bible with a brilliantly stylized form of local dialect, but because it is wild, grotesque, carnivalistic, and laugh-out-loud funny on every page. It has been translated 58 times into 34 languages—but somehow the translations always seem to fall short of their flamboyant original. Douglas Robinson’s new translation is a bold attempt to remedy that. He aims to make Kivi as rhythmic, as alliterative, as brash, as grotesque, and as funny in English as he is in Finnish. Since Kivi deliberately used an archaic Finnish, but used it playfully—and since Kivi was steeped in Shakespeare, to the point of memorizing whole plays—Robinson translates him into a playful Shakespearean register. As he notes in his Preface, this makes the translation a bit difficult to read—but the original is difficult for Finns to read as well, and the Finnish readers who love Kivi (and that is most of them) read him with pleasure despite the words they don’t know, because his prose is so intensely alive.


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Summary: Llesho was seven when the Harn invaded his family’s mountain kingdom of Thebin. Sold into slavery on Pearl Island, he was, as far as he know, the sole su

  • Author : Curt Benjamin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101157488
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
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Description: Llesho was seven when the Harn invaded his family’s mountain kingdom of Thebin. Sold into slavery on Pearl Island, he was, as far as he know, the sole survivor of his royal family. When Llesho was ten, the old man called Lleck secretly began to undertake the boy’s education. But when Llesho was fifteen, Lleck died, and his spirit visited the boy while he worked the pearl beds, revealing his true destiny to him. All six of his older brothers were still alive! Llesho must win his freedom, find and rescue his brothers, and with their help raise an army against the evil Harn. But as a pearl diver he would never be allowed off the island. So llesho petitioned his lord to be trained as a gladiator, thus taking the first step on a road that would lead to conflicts with sorcerers, encounters with the avatars of gods, and a dangerous journey in search of the widely scattered family he had never expected to see again…


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  • Author : William Geroux
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698184726
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: “Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." —Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat From the author of The Ghost Ships of Archangel, one of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were supplying the European war, and one community’s monumental contribution to that effort Mathews County, Virginia, is a remote outpost on the Chesapeake Bay with little to offer except unspoiled scenery—but it sent an unusually large concentration of sea captains to fight in World War II. The Mathews Men tells that heroic story through the experiences of one extraordinary family whose seven sons (and their neighbors), U.S. merchant mariners all, suddenly found themselves squarely in the cross-hairs of the U-boats bearing down on the coastal United States in 1942. From the late 1930s to 1945, virtually all the fuel, food and munitions that sustained the Allies in Europe traveled not via the Navy but in merchant ships. After Pearl Harbor, those unprotected ships instantly became the U-boats’ prime targets. And they were easy targets—the Navy lacked the inclination or resources to defend them until the beginning of 1943. Hitler was determined that his U-boats should sink every American ship they could find, sometimes within sight of tourist beaches, and to kill as many mariners as possible, in order to frighten their shipmates into staying ashore. As the war progressed, men from Mathews sailed the North and South Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, and even the icy Barents Sea in the Arctic Circle, where they braved the dreaded Murmansk Run. Through their experiences we have eyewitnesses to every danger zone, in every kind of ship. Some died horrific deaths. Others fought to survive torpedo explosions, flaming oil slicks, storms, shark attacks, mine blasts, and harrowing lifeboat odysseys—only to ship out again on the next boat as soon as they'd returned to safety. The Mathews Men shows us the war far beyond traditional battlefields—often the U.S. merchant mariners’ life-and-death struggles took place just off the U.S. coast—but also takes us to the landing beaches at D-Day and to the Pacific. “When final victory is ours,” General Dwight D. Eisenhower had predicted, “there is no organization that will share its credit more deservedly than the Merchant Marine.” Here, finally, is the heroic story of those merchant seamen, recast as the human story of the men from Mathews.


Pdf ebook: The Seven Brothers for McBride Collection, Volume 1 [Seven Brothers for McBride]

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  • Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
  • ISBN: 1642433381
  • Genre: Fiction
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Description: [Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Alternative Futuristic Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, sex toys, HEA] BAILEY MORGAN: Bailey Morgan is shy, sweet, and utterly clueless about sex. When he's presented with a beautiful mate, he's more than eager to learn. As a thrall, Ferris Jones knows about sex in theory but never practice. As the two men struggle to form a lasting bond, the world undergoes a drastic change. GANNON MORGAN: Gannon is stunned when he finds out the mate McBride has selected for him is deaf. Gannon feels slighted until he realizes he has more in common with the terrified thrall than he thought. Alden isn't too trusting, but he has no choice but to accept Gannon. Will the two men overcome their differences and manage to forge a relationship in this new world? OLLIE MORGAN: Ollie Morgan rejects his thrall, insisting that he wishes to be alone. Determined to get to the truth, McBride is furious when he finds out there is an interloper on his land. Jonas Davenport has made tremendous sacrifices to be with Ollie, but just because he's given away all his wealth doesn't make their relationship anything but forbidden. Anitra Lynn McLeod is a Siren-exclusive author.


Pdf ebook: Prince of Dreams

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Summary: When Llesho was seven, the Harn invaded his family’s mountain kingdom of Thebin. His guards slaughtered, he was carried off and sold into slavery, as far

  • Author : Curt Benjamin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101157518
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Views: 982
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Description: When Llesho was seven, the Harn invaded his family’s mountain kingdom of Thebin. His guards slaughtered, he was carried off and sold into slavery, as far as he knew, the sole survivor of his royal family. At fifteen he learned his brothers were still alive and had also been sold into slavery. And so began his quest to earn his freedom and then find and rescue his brothers so that they might win back their kingdom from the cruel, barbaric Harn. But each success led to greater peril, and even with the aid of two of his brothers, the trickster god, a young witch and her even more powerful father, several gladiators, and the Emperor Shou, Llesho was not certain he'd be able to reach his goal. Not when both the Harn and the evil Master Markko were set on his death, and not when the very gates of heaven seemed to be shut against him. Only if Llesho could learn the truth about his mysteriouys heritage and the powers locked inside him did he stand a chance of saving his peopel and reopening the pathway between mortals and gods...


Pdf ebook: Bailey Morgan [Seven Brothers for McBride 1]

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  • Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
  • ISBN: 1622418719
  • Genre: Books
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  • Language: English
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Description: [Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Futuristic Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, sex toys, HEA] Body, soul, and blood...Sheriff Dillion McBride has inherited the seven Morgan brothers. They will run his farm and provide him with a steady supply of blood. To get them at optimal capacity for both, McBride needs to find them suitable mates, but he must also overcome his own growing fascination for Caleb Morgan. The youngest Morgan brother, Bailey, is shy, sweet, and utterly clueless about sex. When he’s presented with a beautiful thrall, he’s more than eager to learn the ways of a man with his mate, but he’s concerned about providing for him. At the thrall house, Ferris Jones learned about sex in theory but never practice. What Ferris really wants is love, but when he’s given to a massive slammer, he sees that dream slipping away. While a new virus threatens to destroy what’s left of the world, Bailey and Ferris struggle to forge a relationship and create love despite the danger. ** A Siren Erotic Romance


Pdf ebook: The Gates of Heaven

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Summary: The evil sorcerer Markko has sworn to capture the last of Prince Llesho's brothers. If Markko succeeds, Llesho will not be able to save Thebin, or reopen t

  • Author : Curt Benjamin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101157526
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Language: English
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Description: The evil sorcerer Markko has sworn to capture the last of Prince Llesho's brothers. If Markko succeeds, Llesho will not be able to save Thebin, or reopen the Gates of Heaven. As murder and dark magic threaten Llesho's alliances, he realizes his only chance lies in finding his brothers first. So begins a desperate hunt that will lead the prince from the slave market to a sea voyage fraught with perils, and an incredible discovery about the sorcerer who seems bent on his destruction.


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Summary: One of the most important and complex characters in the Bible, King David has been the subject of innumerable portraits, both artistic and literary. Michae

  • Author : Steven L. McKenzie
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195351019
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
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Description: One of the most important and complex characters in the Bible, King David has been the subject of innumerable portraits, both artistic and literary. Michaelangelo's magnificent sculpture of him is perhaps the single best known work of art in the world, and the story of the humble shepherd who slew Goliath and became king has assumed a powerful mythological status. But was David a real person--and if so what kind of person was he? Through a close and critical reading of biblical texts, ancient history, and recent archeological discoveries, Steven L. McKenzie concludes that David was indeed a real person. This David, however, was no hero but a usurper, adulterer, and murderer--a Middle Eastern despot of a familiar type. McKenzie shows that the story of humble beginnings is utterly misleading: "shepherd" is a metaphor for "king," and David came from a wealthy, upper-class background. Similarly, McKenzie reveals how David's ascent to power, traditionally attributed to popularity and divine blessing, in fact resulted from a campaign of terror and assassination. While instituting a full-blown Middle Eastern monarchy, David was an aggressive leader, a devious politician, and a ruthless war chief. Throughout his scandalous reign, important figures who stood in his way died at convenient times, under questionable circumstances. Even his own sons were not spared. David's story, writes McKenzie, "reads like a modern soap opera, with plenty of sex, violence, and struggles for power." Carefully researched and vividly written, King David: An Unauthorized Biography offers a provocative reappraisal of the life of one of the Bible's most compelling figures.


Pdf ebook: Understanding Life in the Borderlands

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Summary: The past two decades have seen an intense, interdisciplinary interest in the border areas between states--inhabited territories located on the margins of a

  • Author : I. William Zartman
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820336149
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 308
  • Language: English
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Description: The past two decades have seen an intense, interdisciplinary interest in the border areas between states--inhabited territories located on the margins of a power center or between power centers. This timely and highly original collection of essays edited by noted scholar I. William Zartman is an attempt "to begin to understand both these areas and the interactions that occur within and across them"--that is, to understand how borders affect the groups living along them and the nature of the land and people abutting on and divided by boundaries. These essays highlight three defining features of border areas: borderlanders constitute an experiential and culturally identifiable unit; borderlands are characterized by constant movement (in time, space, and activity); and in their mobility, borderlands always prepare for the next move at the same time that they respond to the last one. The ten case studies presented range over four millennia and provide windows for observing the dynamics of life in borderlands. They also have policy relevance, especially in creating an awareness of borderlands as dynamic social spheres and of the need to anticipate the changes that given policies will engender--changes that will in turn require their own solutions. Contrary to what one would expect in this age of globalization, says Zartman, borderlands maintain their own dynamics and identities and indeed spread beyond the fringes of the border and reach deep into the hinterland itself.


Pdf ebook: Caleb Morgan [Seven Brothers for McBride 7]

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  • ISBN: 1622423879
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Pdf ebook: Hero Epic of Ethnic Minority in China

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Summary: The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in Hero Epic of Ethnic Minority in China, as one of the series of books of “Chin

  • Author : Zhi Dao
  • Publisher: DeepLogic
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  • Genre: Books
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  • Language: English
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Description: The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in Hero Epic of Ethnic Minority in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.


Pdf ebook: Abel

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Summary: Seven Brothers. Seven Brides. A revenge seven years in the making. Eight years ago, my family was betrayed by those closest to us. Now we’re back in Sabi

  • Author : Katee Robert
  • Publisher: Trinkets and Tales LLC
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
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Description: Seven Brothers. Seven Brides. A revenge seven years in the making. Eight years ago, my family was betrayed by those closest to us. Now we’re back in Sabine Valley, staging our return during the feast of Lammas, where I step into the ring and ensure we’re given what we’re owed. Who we’re owed. Our enemies send their seven best warriors against me. With each victory, I win a Bride for each of my brothers. And for me? I’m saving the best for last. My Bride is Harlow, the woman claimed by the man I used to call friend—the one responsible for our exile. Eli. And if Eli has a problem with it? Well, then I’ll take him as my Bride, too. All the better to enact my revenge…and bring Sabine Valley to its knees. The Paine brothers are back, and we’re here to stay. In Abel, you’ll find: - Friends to Enemies to Lovers - Hate Sex - MMF Romance - Marriage of Convenience x2 - Relationship in trouble


Pdf ebook: Voices from the Periphery

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Summary: In India as elsewhere, peripheries have frequently been viewed through the eyes of the centre. This book aims at reversing the gaze, presenting the perspec

  • Author : Marine Carrin,Lidia Guzy
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1000365697
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 326
  • Language: English
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Description: In India as elsewhere, peripheries have frequently been viewed through the eyes of the centre. This book aims at reversing the gaze, presenting the perspectives of low castes, tribes, or other subalterns in a way that amplifies their ability to voice their own concerns. This volume takes a multidimensional perspective, citing political, economic and cultural factors as expressions of the autonomous assertions of these groups. Questioning the exclusive definitions of the Brahmanical, folk and tribal elements, the articles bring together the empowering possibilities enabled by three recent theoretical developments: of anthropologies questioning the fringes of mainstream society in India; critically engaged histories from below, which problematize subaltern identities; and a conceptual emphasis on everyday ethnography as an arena for negotiations and transactions which contest wider networks of power and hegemony. This book will be useful to those in sociology, anthropology, politics, history, study of religions, minority studies, cultural studies and those interested in social development, and issues of marginality, tribes and subaltern identity.


Pdf ebook: Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Literature

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  • Author : The National Folk Museum of Korea (South Korea)
  • Publisher: 길잡이미디어
  • ISBN: 8928900840
  • Genre: Folk literature, Korean
  • Number of Pages: 410
  • Language: English
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Description: CONTENTS MYTHOLOGY LEGENDS FOLK TALES REFERENCES INDEX


Pdf ebook: Food in the Movies, 2d ed.

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Summary: Although food has been part of motion pictures since the silent era, for the most part it has been treated with about as much respect as movie extras: it

  • Author : Steve Zimmerman
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786455690
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 483
  • Language: English
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Description: Although food has been part of motion pictures since the silent era, for the most part it has been treated with about as much respect as movie extras: it’s always been there on the screen but seldom noticed. For the most part filmmakers have settled on three basic ways to treat food: as a prop in which the food is usually obscured from sight or ignored by the actors; as a transition device to compress time and help advance the plot; as a symbol or metaphor, or in some other meaningful way, to make a dramatic point or to reveal an aspect of an actor’s character, mood or thought process. This hugely expanded and revised edition details 400 food scenes, in addition to the 400 films reviewed for the first edition, and an introduction tracing the technical, artistic and cultural forces that contributed to the emergence of food films as a new genre—originated by such films as Tampopo, Babette’s Feast and more recently by films like Mostly Martha, No Reservations and Ratatouille. A filmography is included as an appendix.


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Summary: Eight folktales tell stories of romance, danger, and adventure in the ancient Scottish Highlands In Scotland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centurie

  • Author : Sorche Nic Leodhas
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497640121
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 107
  • Language: English
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Description: Eight folktales tell stories of romance, danger, and adventure in the ancient Scottish Highlands In Scotland during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, traveling monks or harpers called seanachies passed down many legends. They would wander from village to village, where local families would take them in and give them food and shelter. In exchange, the seanachies would delight the families with stories they had heard on their journeys. Heather and Broom contains eight seanachie stories from the Scottish Highlands, including the tales of the woman who tricked the fairies, the young lairdie with a heart of gold, and the daughter of the magical seal king. The collection gives the reader a taste of the poetic, lively culture of the Celtic imagination.


Pdf ebook: John Woo's Seven Brothers Graphic Novel Vol. 1: Sons of Heaven, Son of Hell

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Summary: Created by acclaimed filmmaker John Woo, (Mission Impossible 2; Face-Off; Red Cliff) and written by acclaimed comic book writer Garth Ennis (Punisher, The

  • Author : Garth Ennis
  • Publisher: Liquid Comics
  • ISBN: 1935829351
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Number of Pages: 151
  • Language: English
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Description: Created by acclaimed filmmaker John Woo, (Mission Impossible 2; Face-Off; Red Cliff) and written by acclaimed comic book writer Garth Ennis (Punisher, The Boys, Preacher) with striking artwork from Jeevan J. Kang (Nowhere Man, Ramayan 3392AD, H20). The first graphic novel from superstar action film director John Woo. Six hundred years ago, a mighty treasure fleet set out to sail the oceans of the world. They reached every continent, and discovered every land long before history's great explorers stole credit for their feats. Now, in modern day Los Angeles, seven men with nothing in common but their destinies are drawn together in the service of a mysterious young woman. An ancient prophecy must be fulfilled. Something terrible is reaching out across the centuries. There's a world to be saved, and the only hope for us all is a power too terrifying to be used. "Seven Brothers is a natural combination of Woo and Ennis. In both of their best works, the major themes addressed are brotherhood and the application of stylish but excessive force. Ennis excels in bringing a defined identity and a sense of realism to a fantastic tale." - Fractal Matter "An illustrative tour-de-force that seizes your eyes and imagination by the throat and throttles you with every turn of the page..." - The Comics Review "Ennis brought his A game to this project." (Rating 8/10) - Bam! Kapow! "If you're a fan of action movies in general, I think you'll like this." - Indy Comic Review "There's a lot of potential in this book, especially with the brothers hailing from all over the world, that could make this the hard-core, uncompromising flipside to NBC's Heroes." - Variety "This series has it all and is a must read for any comic fan." - Comic Fever


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Summary: This volume presents the results of a pioneering anthropological documentation of unknown traditions of sacred music performed by marginalized musicians an

  • Author : Lidia Guzy
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643902727
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 258
  • Language: English
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Description: This volume presents the results of a pioneering anthropological documentation of unknown traditions of sacred music performed by marginalized musicians and priest-musicians of the rural Bora Sambar region of India's western Odisha. The book is based on ethnographic research conducted from 2002 to 2010, presenting the first documentation of a unique sound culture. Local music is analyzed as an indigenous theory, and thus becomes a crucial medium of religion, culture, and politics. (Series: SoundCultureStudies / KlangKulturStudien - Vol. 8 )


Pdf ebook: The Gonds of Andhra Pradesh

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Summary: Among the tribal populations of India there is none which rivals in numerical strength and historical importance the group of tribes known as Gonds. In the

  • Author : Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf,Elizabeth von Fürer-Haimendorf
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000510972
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 598
  • Language: English
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Description: Among the tribal populations of India there is none which rivals in numerical strength and historical importance the group of tribes known as Gonds. In the late 1970s, numbering well over four million, Gonds extend over a large part of the Deccan and constitute a prominent element in the complex ethnic pattern of the zone where Dravidian and Indo-Aryan populations overlap and dovetail. In the highlands of the former Hyderabad State (now Andhra Pradesh) concentrations of Gonds persisted in their traditional lifestyle until the middle of the twentieth century: feudal chiefs continued to function as tribal heads and hereditary bards preserved a wealth of myths and epic tales. It was at that time that Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf first began his study of this group of Gonds, spending the better part of three years in their villages. While observing their daily life and their elaborate ritual performances, he also saw the threat which more advanced Hindu populations, infiltrating into the Gonds’ habitat and competing for their ancestral land, were posing to their way of life. During the thirty years prior to publication the author had frequently revisited the Gond region and in 1976-7 he undertook a detailed re-study of social and economic developments in the villages he knew best. His long-standing familiarity with many individual Gonds has allowed him to draw in this book, originally published in 1979, an intimate picture of the life of a specific village community and to trace the fates of individual men and women over a long stretch of time. While his earlier book The Raj Gonds of Adilabad: Myth and Ritual concentrated mainly on the Gonds’ mythology and ritual practices, the present volume devotes more space to a detailed analysis of the operation of social forces and the traditional structure of a society characterised by a high degree of cohesion. In 1979 the Gonds were once again being subjected to the pressure of outside forces and Professor von Fürer-Haimendorf lays special emphasis on the analysis of the process of social change forced upon the Gonds by settlers from outside. The last part of the book thus represents a case history of the transformation of a tribal society under the impact of modernisation and relentless population growth.