Farewell to a Ghost

farewell to a ghostAlthough one of the main characters is a ghost, this is not a horror story. Indian writer Manoj Das shows how common s once played an important part in traditional village culture. He also shows how these s, which helped communities together, are being lost to modern ideas.

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(n: superstition pl superstitions) 1. A belief or way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck. (ความเชื่อในผีสางเทวดา) 2. A belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck, such as the old English superstition that breaking a mirror can bring 7 years of bad luck. (ความเชื่องมงาย) 7000

(n: belief pl beliefs) Something believed or accepted as true without proof. (ลัทธิ) 3000

bond(n: bond pl bonds) 1. Something used for tying someone up or stopping them from moving freely. (พันธนาการ) 2. Something (such as an idea, interest, experience, or feeling) that is shared between people or groups and helps form a connection between them. A bond of friendship. (ข้อผูกมัด) 3000