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A text typewritten by Durga about an uproar over the mala neckstring. A couple of years before we moved to the district to begin research the local king had been shot and killed by the police during a disturbance in Jagdalpur. Around the time of this text a holyman had appeared whom many claimed to be the king come back to life. It caused quite an upheaval amongst the villagers. The neckstrings
described in the text were obtained and worn by those who believed the report. Other people were determined to put an end to the belief.