Island of Bali

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1999-04-15
Publisher(s): Tuttle Pub
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Author Biography

Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957) was born in Mexico City and was an author, painter, caricaturist, and professor of art history at the National School of Anthropology in Mexico City.

Table of Contents

Introduction xvii
The Island
The People
The Ancient Survival: the Bali Aga, Notes on the History of Bali, The Dutch, The Lombok War, Conquest of South Bali
The Community
The Village, The Market, The Social Order, Etiquette, Language, The Castes, The Organization of the Village, The Bandjar, Law and Justice, The Courts
Rice, Work, And Wealth
The Subak, Rice Culture, Distribution of Labour, The Economic Order
Everyday Life In Bali
The House, Balinese Cooking, Costume and Adornment
The Family
Childbirth, The Life of Children, Adolescence, The Love Life of the Balinese, Marriage
Art And The Artist
The Place of the Artist in Balinese Life, The Story of Development of Balinese Art, Old Hindu Balinese Art, The Period of Madjapahit, The Plastic Arts of Modern Bali: Sculpture and Architecture; Painting; the Crafts
The Drama
Music; the Village Orchestras; Supplementary Notes on Balinese Music and Instruments, The Dance: A Focus of Balinese Life; the Legong; the Baris; the Kebiyar, The Shadow-Play: Mysticism and Slapstick, The Classic Drama: Kings and Warriors; the Topeng; the Balinese Opera; the Ardja; the Djanger
Rites And Festivals
Society and Religion, Temples and Temple Feasts, Gods, Demons: Offerings and Exorcisms, The Calendar, Siwa, The High Priests and the Brahmanic Ritual, Additional Notes
Witches, Witch-doctors, and the Magic Theatre, The Rangda and the Barong, The Tjalon Arang Play, The Sanghyang, Black and White Magic, How to Become a Leyak, The Witch-doctors, Magic, and Medicine, Sanghyang Songs
Death And Cremation
The Body, The Soul, The Cremation, The Sacrifice of Widows, The Aftermath, Additional Notes.
Modern Bali And The Future
The Missionaries
Album of Photographs 405(4)
Glossary 409(4)
Bibliography 413(3)
Index 416

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