The last rites of the honourable Mr. Rai

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 t...

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Main Author: Jhala, Jayasinhji
Other Authors: Allen, William Cully, Carbaugh, Alethea, Semmel, Lauren
Format: eBook
Language:Sanskrit
Published: Watertown, Mass. Documentary Educational Resources 2007, 2007
Series:Ethnographic video online, volume 1
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Collection: Ethnographic Video Online Vol. 1 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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
Item Description:Previously released on DVD.. - Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 23, 2010). - Recorded in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and the Ganges River
Physical Description:1 online resource (47 min.)