Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil

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Formations of Ritual was first published in 1994. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Yaktovil is an elaborate healing ceremony employed by Sinhalas in Sri Lanka to dispel the effects of the eyesight of a pantheon of malevolent supernatural figures known as yakku. Anthropology, traditionally, has articulated this ceremony with the concept metaphor of "demonism." Yet, as ...

Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil (Minnesota Archive Editions) 1994, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816622566

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Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil 1994, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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