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An Indian Pre-Cremation

The Interviewer will be referred to as ‘I’, and the informant as ‘N’. Explanations and translations for Hindi words will be italicised and in parentheses. The Informant is a 67-year-old Punjabi father, raised primarily in Gujarat. N: At funerals or… wakes, before the cremation, we all wear white. The body is washed and then put on… Continue Reading »