South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Author: Peter Claus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000101225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

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With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

South Asian Folklore in Transition

South Asian Folklore in Transition

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367583763

Category: Folklore

Page: 184

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This comprehensive book reinvigorates the field of South Asian folklore studies by providing fresh studies and new models both for studying the lore and the life of everyday people in the region, as well as their engagement with the world at large. It was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Author: Peter Claus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000143539

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 740

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With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

South Asian Folklore in Transition

South Asian Folklore in Transition

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429753817

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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The Indian Subcontinent has been at the centre of folklore inquiry since the 19th century, yet, while much attention was paid to India by early scholars, folkloristic interest in the region waned over time until it virtually disappeared from the research agendas of scholars working in the discipline of folklore and folklife. This fortunately changed in the 1980s when a newly energized group of younger scholars, who were interested in a variety of new approaches that went beyond the textual interface, returned to folklore as an untapped resource in South Asian Studies. This comprehensive volume further reinvigorates the field by providing fresh studies and new models both for studying the “lore” and the “life” of everyday people in the region, as well as their engagement with the world at large. By bringing Muslims, material culture, diasporic horizons, global interventions and politics to bear on South Asian folklore studies, the authors hope to stimulate more dialogue across theoretical and geographical borders to infuse the study of the Indian Subcontinent’s cultural traditions with a new sense of relevance that will be of interest not only to areal specialists but also to folklorists and anthropologists in general. This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Author: Frank J. Korom

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:30000109142046

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

South Asian Folklore

South Asian Folklore

Author: Margaret Mills

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 081531499X

Category: Social Science

Page:

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions

Gender, Genre, and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512821321

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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The authors cross the boundaries between anthropology, folklore, and history to cast new light on the relation between songs and stories, reality and realism, and rhythm and rhetoric in the expressive traditions of South Asia.