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^BOOK ↾ Small Sacrifices: Religious Change and Cultural Identity Among the Ngaju of Indonesia ↭ Small Sacrifices is an ethnographic study of Ngaju Dayaks, rain forest dwellers of the remote interior region of Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo Like many indigenous peoples throughout the world, the Ngaju have recently been affected by exposure to world religions, by improvements in transportation and communication, by new demands on family based production, and by other factors pertaining to their growing incorporation into an expanding state system in an era of rapid political and economic change The Ngaju response to these pressures, Anne Schiller contends, is most clearly seen in the religious sphere Over the past two decades, many Ngaju have taken to recasting and reinterpreting their indigenous religion, known formerly as Kaharingan, and now as Hindu Kaharingan Paradoxically, this process of religious change involves the codification of religious belief and the standardization of ritual It also includes efforts to distinguish religious practices from other customs These developments figure importantly in the construction of modern Ngaju identity The author focuses especially on the form and content of tiwah, an elaborate ritual of secondary treatment of the dead, with multiple and complex meanings for Hindu Kaharingan Ngaju, as well as for those who have converted to Christianity or Islam Autism and the God Connection: Redefining the Autistic Experience Through Extraordinary Accounts of Spiritual Giftedness rain forest dwellers of the remote interior region of Central Kalimantan La Mina Lisa Indonesian Borneo Like many indigenous peoples throughout the world Stepbrother Bastard (Hawthorne Brothers the Ngaju have recently been affected by exposure to world religions The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud - and Those Who are Too Fearful to Do So by improvements in transportation and communication Ravishing Ruby by new demands on family based production Wipe Away the Tears and by other factors pertaining to their growing incorporation into an expanding state system in an era of rapid political and economic change The Ngaju response to these pressures Fire With Fire Anne Schiller contends One Thousand and One Arabian Nights is most clearly seen in the religious sphere Over the past two decades Viaţa şi moartea nefericitului Filimon many Ngaju have taken to recasting and reinterpreting their indigenous religion The Greek Way known formerly as Kaharingan Catwalk and Overpass and now as Hindu Kaharingan Paradoxically In a Metal Web this process of religious change involves the codification of religious belief and the standardization of ritual It also includes efforts to distinguish religious practices from other customs These developments figure importantly in the construction of modern Ngaju identity The author focuses especially on the form and content of tiwah The Land of Froud an elaborate ritual of secondary treatment of the dead The Land of Froud with multiple and complex meanings for Hindu Kaharingan Ngaju Plague as well as for those who have converted to Christianity or Islam