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India's Literary History
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 515

India's Literary History

Spanning A Range Of Topics-Print Culture And Oral Tales, Drama And Gender, Library Use And Publishing History, Theatre And Audiences, Detective Fiction And Low-Caste Novels-This Book Will Appeal To Historians, Cultural Theorists, Sociologists And All Interested In Understanding The Multiplicity Of India`S Cultural Traditions And Literary Histories.

Print, Folklore, and Nationalism in Colonial South India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247
Singing of Birth and Death
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 263

Singing of Birth and Death

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Tribal Architecture in Northeast India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Tribal Architecture in Northeast India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-17
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  • Publisher: BRILL

Detailed drawings of traditional houses among 34 ethnic populations in India’s northeast illustrate that each house-type is different. These houses are changing but nevertheless remain an important marker of cultural identity.

Into the Hidden Valley
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 260

Into the Hidden Valley

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Murder in Melur
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 268

Murder in Melur

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-03-01
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  • Publisher: Rainlight

Velan saw the shape of a man in the dark, but not the machete gripped in his hand... Set in a small town in South India in the early 1970s, Murder in Melur is the story of Vijayan, a confused idealist who is buffeted by the politics of the period-the Rationalist, Dravidian and Communist movements in the Tamil country as well as the incipient civil war in Sri Lanka. His idealism, however, is frustrated not only by social convention and injustice but also by his own inertia and self-absorption. But when his friend Velan, a political activist, is mysteriously murdered, it gives Vijayan an opportunity to put his ideas into practice but also leads him into a chilling web of deceit and political i...

A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 270

A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India

This book of oral tales from the south Indian region of Kannada represents the culmination of a lifetime of research by A. K. Ramanujan, one of the most revered scholars and writers of his time. The result of over three decades' labor, this long-awaited collection makes available for the first time a wealth of folktales from a region that has not yet been adequately represented in world literature. Ramanujan's skill as a translator, his graceful writing style, and his profound love and understanding of the subject enrich the tales that he collected, translated, and interpreted. With a written literature recorded from about 800 A.D., Kannada is rich in mythology, devotional and secular poetry...

Oral Epics in India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Oral Epics in India

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1989-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Telling Lives in India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 323

Telling Lives in India

Contributed articles drawn from a workshop held at the British Library on May 15-17, 2000.

Himalayan Tribal Tales
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 281

Himalayan Tribal Tales

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: BRILL

This study of an oral tradition in northeast India is the first of its kind in this part of the eastern Himalayas. A comparative analysis reveals parallel stories in an area stretching from central Arunachal Pradesh into upland Southeast Asia and southwest China. The subject of the volume, the Apatanis, are a small population of Tibeto-Burman speakers who live in a narrow valley halfway between Tibet and Assam. Their origin myths, migration legends, oral histories, trickster tales and ritual chants, as well as performance contexts and genre system, reveal key cultural ideas and social practices, shifts in tribal identity and the reinvention of religion.