Year: 1981 Source: Omega, v.12, no.2, (1981-1982), p.117-128 SIEC No: 19820362

Ancient subcultures, Kota Indians & Orthodox Jews in the world of today practice funeral & bereavement rituals as in past centuries. Their rituals are in close parallel and show respect for body of deceased, removing defiling spirit, assuring its proper arrival to afterlife and assisting bereaved. Expression of grief is encouraged through prolonged & graduated bereavement relieving mourner from isolation.