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INDIAN BURIAL CUSTOM

THE BODY OF THE CECEASED IS CREMATED WITH SANDALWOOD.
THE ASHES ARE COLLECTED THE NEXT DAY AND THE FUNERAL
RITES ARE CONDUCTED BY THE ELDEST SON--AT WHICH WOMEN
ARE NOT ALLOWED. THE ASHES ARE THEN DEPOSITED IN
ANY RIVER, GENERALLY THE GANGES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; INDIA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 02-29-1968

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