CROSS CULTURAL LIFESTYLE
Edited by BAIDYANATH SARASWATI
1995, xii+77pp., ISBN:
81-224-0795-1: Rs 150(HB).
concern of the authors of this book is to evolve a holistic approach
to lifestyle studies, the distinguishing feature of which is to look
for interacting factors in human cultures. The book demonstrates
through case-studies that aspects such as economic pursuit, health,
pilgrimage, music, religious images and ritual can be taken as an
entry point to study creative life and configuration of styles of
The book opens the way to
a new methodology of lifestyle studies. The materials presented here
are of great interest and value to anthropologists, folklorists,
ethnoarchaeologists and arthistorians.