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The Mysore Tribes and Castes

By Diwan Bahadur L K Anathakrisha Iyer

1928-1935 - Mysore - Under the Auspices of The Mysore University

9" by 6"; lxxii, 502pp; vii, 559pp; vi, 619pp; viii, 677pp

 

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A work on the city of  Mysore, India.

This work explores the culture, history and people of Mysore.

The author of volume I is stated as Diwan Bahadur Lakshminarayanapuram Krishna Ananthakrishna Iyer. Volumes II-IV also list a co-author as Hebbalalu Velpanur Nanjundaiah.

Ananthakrishna Iyer was an anthropologist of British India. He is renowned for his work amongst the hill tribes of the western part of the Madra province.

Nanjundaiah was the acting Diwan of Mysore as well as the founder and first Vice Chancellor of the Mysore University, the publisher of this work.

Mysore, officially renamed as Mysuru, is currently the second most populous city after Bangalore and Hubli-Dharwad. The city is in the state of Karnataka, India.  

Volume I: 1935, Volume II: 1928, Volume III: 1930, Volume IV: 1931

All four volumes are profusely illustrated throughout with hundreds of illustrations, including two folding maps to the start of volume I.

Illustrations are mostly photographs depicting society.

Collated using the list of illustrations to the start of every volume and is complete.

This work is a pioneering work on the tribes inhabiting the west coast of India.

CONDITION

In full cloth bindings. Volume I is in a plain cloth binding with volumes II-IV in gilt stamped red and purple cloth bindings. Bumping to the extremities of  all volumes. Rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to extremities. Small amount of loss to the head of volumes III and IV. Small worm holes to the front board of volume II.  Front hinge to volume I is strained but firm. Rear hinge of volume I is tender. Front hinge to volume II is tender and may detach with further handling. Rear hinge to volume II is tender. Front hinge to volume III is strained but firm.  Internally, binding to volume I is strained in places. Binding to volumes II-IV are generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with scattered spotting. Overall: GOOD.


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