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Edgar Thurston was one of the most famous of ethnographic researchers of the English colonial days in the South Asian Subcontinent, which is currently occupied by Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

Omens and Superstitions of Southern India is one of his famous books. This book deals with the innumerable rites, rituals, customs, spiritual beliefs, superstitions, omens and such other themes connected to the antiquity of the southern parts of the subcontinent.

He has done very detailed descriptive writings on such subjects as omens, superstitions, evil eye, serpent worship, spiritual offerings, charms, human and animal sacrifices, mantras, divinations, fortune-telling, agricultural ceremonies &c.

For those who are interested in getting to know of the real antiquities of this location, this book is most recommendable.