Plain music

It is not a book for indologists, not for anthropologists, not for orientalists, not for serious students of Indian thought through primary sources. Is it a good book on middle-class English speaking highcaste Hindus of the Kumaon region? This reviewer is not so sure of it — the attempt is honest and laudable, but it is tinged and weakened by the desire to see great things and great counterpoints when the objects are rather plain, and the music is more so.

— Aghehananda Bharati, review of My Life with a Brahmin Family by Lizelle Raymond, Journal of the American Oriental Society 93.3 (1973)

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