The Logic of Cremation in Indic Contexts: An Anthropological Analysis

Ballard, Roger

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Abstract

The document contains an expert report written by Roger Ballard and prepared for use in a Judicial Review of the Newcastle City Council's interpretation of the 1902 Cremation Act, and its consequent decision that not to allow open pyre cremations conducted according to Hindu rites to be performed within its jurisdiction. There are also available three addenda with additional explainations to the main text.

Document type: Article
Date: 2008
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 June 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Generalities, Science
Controlled Subjects: Großbritannien, Hinduismus, Feuerbestattung, Bestattungsritus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Einäscherung , Todenritual, Great Britain , Hinduism , Cremation , Burial Rite , Death
Subject (classification): Miscellaneous
Religion and Philosophy
Countries/Regions: other countries
India
Series: Subjects > CASAS Online Papers: Ethnic Plurality and Law
Volume: 16
Additional Information: Also available at: http://www.casas.org.uk