About the Book
This edition is an attempt to emphasize the most fundamental philosophical question about the death and its mysterious and ritualistic nature of disposal of the dead. This edition has been compiled in four parts—Conceptual ritualism, Occidental ritualism, Oriental ritualism, and Semitic ritualism. First part deals with the conceptual philosophy of death, ritualistic practices of disposal of the dead, and purificatory rites of the survivors; while second, third and fourth part throws light on the ritualistic practices of death and disposal of the dead among European communities like Greek, Roman, Slavic, Coptic and Christian; Oriental communities like Animistic, Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan; and Semitic communities like Babylonian, Egyptian, Jewish, Parsi, and Muslim respectively. The task performed in this edition would be useful to the scholars interested in mysterious and ritualistic philosophy.
About the Author
Dr. N.K. Singh is specialised himself in oriental studies and produced a number of important books and research papers in national and international journals. He has, Patna. He has also edited Encyclopaedia of the Holy Qur’ân in 5 Vols, Encyclopaedia of the World Muslims in 4 Vols. etc. He is the Director of International Centre for Religious Studies, Delhi and Chief Editor of Global Religious Vision— a quarterly Research Journal.