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Author Jhala, Jayasinhji.

Title The last rites of the honourable Mr. Rai / by Jayasinhji Jhala, Lauren Semmel and Alethea Carbaugh.

Published Watertown, Mass. : Documentary Educational Resources, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (47 minutes).
polychrome rdacc
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 1.
Ethnographic video online, volume 1.
Notes Previously released on DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010).
Recorded in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and the Ganges River.
Summary The Last Rites of the Honourable Mr. Rai is a film about the cremation of a longtime resident of the holy city of Varanasi. This film, made at the request of the Rai family, is possibly the most detailed and respectful study of the Hindu rites of cremation on the sacred banks of the river Ganga at the historic Harish Chandra Ghat. With no invasive narration but with inter-titles and subtitles the film enables the viewer to see, hear and experience all that is said by the mourners, the funerary priest and cremation ground specialists, as they carry out this final rite of passage for a Hindu.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2010. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
Other author Allen, William Cully.
Carbaugh, Alethea.
Semmel, Lauren.
Subject Cremation -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism.