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List of Illustrations
Map of India xiv
1. The house I lived in, Tapu village, Jharkhand 2
2. Tapu 2
3. The market in Bero 4
4. Drinking rice beer 4
5. Drinking and smoking at the Khalihani feast 38
6. The pahan sacrificing a chicken to the spirits 38
7. Cooking for the Khalihani feast 39
8. Blindfolding the man with the light shadow for selection of the
pahan and paenbharra 42
9. The man possessed by a spirit entering the house of the new
pahan 42
10. Building Dharmesh’s road 68
11. Dharmesh’s road a year later 70
12. The Bero Block Development O≈ce 73
13. Lighting the fires that keep elephants away 100
14. A road sign in Ranchi City for attracting tourists to
Jharkhand 104
15. The sacred grove in Tapu 110
16. One side of Wahib’s house, destroyed by elephants 112
17. Elephant damage to crops in Tapu 112
18. Rituals of the Fagua festival in Tapu 118
19. Preparing rice beer for the Fagua festival in Tapu 118
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