The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India

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    THESE two volumes are a reproduction, on a larger scale, of a work written in 1894, by Mr. W. Crooke, of the Bengal Civil Service. The author employed the interval, so he tells us, in collecting fresh information in the course of the Ethnographical Survey of the North-west Provinces of India, the results of which will be separately published. This new edition contains a mass of most important and extremely interesting matter, ably dealt with by a thoroughly competent authority, in whom are combined the rare qualities of careful and accurate research with an intimate knowledge of the habits and customs of the people of Northern India. The value of the work is further enhanced by excellently executed photographs of shrines and other sacred places, a complete bibliography, and a carefully-prepared index.

    The Popular Religion and Folk-Lore of Northern India.

    By W. Crooke Two volumes. Vol. i. pp. 294; vol. ii. pp. 359. (Westminster: Archibald Constable and Co., 1896.)

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