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Title: Sinabomga ondoh Bomgako [ Ho'-disuma Ho' honako (Volume 4) ]
Description: Caibasa [Jharkhand], Jeviyara Ho' Onola Nitirako, (2007). Revised Edtn. orig. wrappers. 18x12cm, ix,245 pp. Series: Ho'-disuma Ho' honako, Vol. 4.. Minor rubbing. VG. Includes a 2-page English preface. Text in Ho (Munda language of Jharkhand in Devanagari script). "The Hos of Ho Country (in the Ho Language): Book 4:Singbonga & the Bongas". Published by Xavier Ho Publications, St. Xaviers High School. ["This book... is the fourth of a series of seven books written in Ho...about the life & customs of the Hos. Since belief in Singbonga and the Bongas pervades almost all aspects of Ho Life, other books in this series, especially books no. 1,2, and 7, also treat of the spirit world. But this book sums up first for Singbonga and then for the other spirits one by one all aspects of the attitudes and observances of the Hos in regard to each successive spirit. First Mr. Purty treats of SIngbonga, the eternal Creator. Although he himself is pure spirit and invisible to men, he sees them, his children and subjects and therefore Hos pray to him to look upon them and to protect them. In prayers he is often addressed as king (raja). Hos consider Singbonga as benign and especially at times of grief they turn to him in prayer....The greater part of this book deals with the bongas. Hos look upon the bongas as created spirits who at times involve themselves in the life of men. Many of them are considered to have had an earlier earthly existence before they passed over into the spirit world...the bonga world can basicaly be divided into helpful spirits and malicious spirits..." - from Foreword].

Keywords: Munda Languages, Indian Ethnology, Adivasi Tribal, Jharkhand, Anthropology, Ethnography, Austronesian, Mundari Language, Religion, India South Asia

Price: US$ 47.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS023530I


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