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The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV

Kumhar-Yemkala

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Author: R.V. Russell
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 235,744 / 684 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.4
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 478
Added to site: 2007.02.26
mnybks.net#: 16143
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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one of another caste takes food or drink from it and is at once discarded. On the occasion of a death all the vessels in the house are thrown away and a new set obtained, and the same measure is adopted at the Holi festival and on the occasion of an eclipse, and at various other ceremonial purifications, such as that entailed if a member of the household has had maggots in a wound. On this account cheapness is an indispensable quality in pottery, and there is no opening for the Kumhar to improve his art. Another product of the Kumhar's industry is the chilam or pipe-bowl. This has the usual opening for inhaling the smoke but no stem, an impromptu stem being made by the hands and the smoke inhaled through it. As the chilam is not touched by the mouth, Hindus of all except the impure castes can smoke it together, passing it round, and Hindus can also smoke it with Muhammadans.

It is a local belief that, if an earthen pot is filled with salt and plastered over, the rains will stop until

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