An analysis of how the complex rituals of Sahafatra culture are used to transform a once barren landscape into agricultural land.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements, Note on Dialect, Transcription and Orthography, Prologue: Setting the Scene, Introduction: The Wasteland, Its People and History, 1. The Bigger Picture: Background and Theory, 2. The Authority System in the Wasteland, 3. Competing Idioms of Power, 4. Testing: The Process of Becoming a Senior Panjaka, 5. The Potency of the Panjaka, 6. The 'Raising Up' of the Panjaka as Human Alchemy, 7. Funerary and Commemorative Practices, Conclusion: Composite Power and the Cult of Creation, Notes, Bibliography, Index