Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Books > Language and Literature > Love Stories of Rajasthan
Displaying 3080 of 4421         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Love Stories of Rajasthan
Love Stories of Rajasthan
Description
About the Book

The Love stories of Rajasthan’, an English translation of Rani Laxmi Kumari Chundawat’s ‘Rajasthani Prem Kathaein’, serenades the sagas of love while peregrinating through the enchanting and captivating phantasmagoria of the feudal era. Resplendent with the vibrancy of courage and sacrifice, the stories are woven with the warp and weft of history, tradition and culture. A confluence of beauty, passion and true love, they seduce the reader to empathize with the yearning and coveting, woes and ecstasies, of Eternal Love.

About the Author

Kanchan Mathur a lover of Rajasthani art and literature, culture and tradition worked for the Statesman Delhi before setting down at jaipur. She is the author of the musical messiah a biography of Pt. Vishwa Mohan bhatt who is a world famous musician and the innovator of the Mohan Veena.

Preface

The literature of Rajasthan, like its land and history, is extensive, rich and powerful. Its poetry has been a subject of interest among scholars for many years and has been translated into other languages too, but not many are acquainted with its folk literature in prose.

Rajasthan has a wonderfully unique style of telling a story- replete with tradition. The story- tellers are called ‘Bat Posh’ in the local language. There are many families in Rajasthan, which have been telling stories, from generation to generation. They have told stories, in their own style while using the local idiomatic expressions and intonations of speech, Stories have been sung from one corner of the state to another and have been narrated from the hut to the palace. Millions of people have heard them, and have been touched and inspired by their sentiments- thereby strengthening a literary creativity of a high standard. While following tradition, the storytellers, unconsciously, refined and developed the art of crafting a story.

The love stories of Rajasthan are a confluence of history, tradition and culture. They are woven with the warn and woof of beauty, charm, passion and true love. The story- tellers understood the depth of feelings of the lovers and made their love stories immortal.

The stories are resplendent with the vibrancy of heroism, courage and sacrifice. Through their skylights, peep, the battle- fields where destinies of kings were decided. Through their small windows, one takes a peek at the history of the land. The stories portray the social forces in vogue during the feudal era. Through them, one glimpses at the customs, observances and manners of the men of the era.

The Rajasthani style of telling stories, is very charming, dramatic and powerful. Through their descriptive narratives the story—tellers are able sketch out vivid pictures of men and the situations woven around them. The style is so spirited that the listeners can sit for hours together in enchanted fascination while, applauding, laughing and crying in sympathy.

The story—tellers are skilled actors too. While narrating their stories, they often act out the parts of the various characters- shaking their heads like old men, scratching their throats, twisting their mustaches or pulling out swords in anger. They sing and recite couplets too.

The story- tellers are always accompanied by ‘Hoonkaras’. The Hoonkara is an individual who keeps grunting assents of agreement, with the narrator, as he narrates the story. The Hoonkaras, thus add to the listener’s interest and enjoyment of the story. Without their participation the story might seem insipid. There is a saying in the local language:

The way drum- beats add splendor to an arm) the Honkaras add interest to the story being narrated. The most important feature of the love stories of Rajasthan is, that they do not give predominance to any religious community, sect or doctrine. They do not discriminate between the rich and the poor. They do not flatter anyone and there is no attempt at sycophancy. They merely give primacy to the character and his conduct. They only voice the feelings, emotions, thoughts and beliefs of the individual. Through a sensitive perception, they are able to portray the essential nature of man- his soul.

The love stories of Rajasthan have therefore been given the pride of place among the best love stories of the world. The story- tellers have been given various awards and have been granted land for their subsistence. Honors have been bestowed upon them, in appreciation of their efforts.

Rani Laxmi Kumari Churawat, who wrote ‘Rajasthani Prem Kathayen’ in Hindi, is a writer who needs no introduction. She has made an outstanding contribution to Rajasthani folk-lore, Rajasthani literature and Rajasthani language. Her contribution to the cultural and historical studies on Rajasthan has been so remarkable that, in appreciation of her achievements, she was awarded the highest honor of the ‘Padma Shree’, by the Government of India, in 1984.

While writing the ‘Love stories of Rajasthan’ I was not merely translating the stories from ‘Rajasthani Prem Kathayen’ but was in fact, learning the art of story—telling, from this illustrious writer. I was looking through her eyes and feeling through her heart while writing her expressions, in a different language. And all this while I was also marveling at her keen perception of human psyche and appreciating her ability to portray characters and situations with such perspicuity.

Contents

PrefaceIII
1Mumal7
2Bharmali21
3Jalal bubna39
4Sorath51
5Asa62
6Kehar76
7Saini89
8Jethwa Ujali103
9Jheema charani109
10Jasma oddhan121
11The soil and the seed128
12Abhalde136
13Dhola maru151
14Nagji159

Love Stories of Rajasthan

Item Code:
NAE285
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2008
Publisher:
Books Treasure Publisher
ISBN:
819004222X
Size:
9.0 inch x 6.0 inch
Pages:
168
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 377 gms
Price:
$25.00
Discounted:
$18.75   Shipping Free
You Save:
$6.25 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Love Stories of Rajasthan

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6349 times since 6th Apr, 2013
About the Book

The Love stories of Rajasthan’, an English translation of Rani Laxmi Kumari Chundawat’s ‘Rajasthani Prem Kathaein’, serenades the sagas of love while peregrinating through the enchanting and captivating phantasmagoria of the feudal era. Resplendent with the vibrancy of courage and sacrifice, the stories are woven with the warp and weft of history, tradition and culture. A confluence of beauty, passion and true love, they seduce the reader to empathize with the yearning and coveting, woes and ecstasies, of Eternal Love.

About the Author

Kanchan Mathur a lover of Rajasthani art and literature, culture and tradition worked for the Statesman Delhi before setting down at jaipur. She is the author of the musical messiah a biography of Pt. Vishwa Mohan bhatt who is a world famous musician and the innovator of the Mohan Veena.

Preface

The literature of Rajasthan, like its land and history, is extensive, rich and powerful. Its poetry has been a subject of interest among scholars for many years and has been translated into other languages too, but not many are acquainted with its folk literature in prose.

Rajasthan has a wonderfully unique style of telling a story- replete with tradition. The story- tellers are called ‘Bat Posh’ in the local language. There are many families in Rajasthan, which have been telling stories, from generation to generation. They have told stories, in their own style while using the local idiomatic expressions and intonations of speech, Stories have been sung from one corner of the state to another and have been narrated from the hut to the palace. Millions of people have heard them, and have been touched and inspired by their sentiments- thereby strengthening a literary creativity of a high standard. While following tradition, the storytellers, unconsciously, refined and developed the art of crafting a story.

The love stories of Rajasthan are a confluence of history, tradition and culture. They are woven with the warn and woof of beauty, charm, passion and true love. The story- tellers understood the depth of feelings of the lovers and made their love stories immortal.

The stories are resplendent with the vibrancy of heroism, courage and sacrifice. Through their skylights, peep, the battle- fields where destinies of kings were decided. Through their small windows, one takes a peek at the history of the land. The stories portray the social forces in vogue during the feudal era. Through them, one glimpses at the customs, observances and manners of the men of the era.

The Rajasthani style of telling stories, is very charming, dramatic and powerful. Through their descriptive narratives the story—tellers are able sketch out vivid pictures of men and the situations woven around them. The style is so spirited that the listeners can sit for hours together in enchanted fascination while, applauding, laughing and crying in sympathy.

The story—tellers are skilled actors too. While narrating their stories, they often act out the parts of the various characters- shaking their heads like old men, scratching their throats, twisting their mustaches or pulling out swords in anger. They sing and recite couplets too.

The story- tellers are always accompanied by ‘Hoonkaras’. The Hoonkara is an individual who keeps grunting assents of agreement, with the narrator, as he narrates the story. The Hoonkaras, thus add to the listener’s interest and enjoyment of the story. Without their participation the story might seem insipid. There is a saying in the local language:

The way drum- beats add splendor to an arm) the Honkaras add interest to the story being narrated. The most important feature of the love stories of Rajasthan is, that they do not give predominance to any religious community, sect or doctrine. They do not discriminate between the rich and the poor. They do not flatter anyone and there is no attempt at sycophancy. They merely give primacy to the character and his conduct. They only voice the feelings, emotions, thoughts and beliefs of the individual. Through a sensitive perception, they are able to portray the essential nature of man- his soul.

The love stories of Rajasthan have therefore been given the pride of place among the best love stories of the world. The story- tellers have been given various awards and have been granted land for their subsistence. Honors have been bestowed upon them, in appreciation of their efforts.

Rani Laxmi Kumari Churawat, who wrote ‘Rajasthani Prem Kathayen’ in Hindi, is a writer who needs no introduction. She has made an outstanding contribution to Rajasthani folk-lore, Rajasthani literature and Rajasthani language. Her contribution to the cultural and historical studies on Rajasthan has been so remarkable that, in appreciation of her achievements, she was awarded the highest honor of the ‘Padma Shree’, by the Government of India, in 1984.

While writing the ‘Love stories of Rajasthan’ I was not merely translating the stories from ‘Rajasthani Prem Kathayen’ but was in fact, learning the art of story—telling, from this illustrious writer. I was looking through her eyes and feeling through her heart while writing her expressions, in a different language. And all this while I was also marveling at her keen perception of human psyche and appreciating her ability to portray characters and situations with such perspicuity.

Contents

PrefaceIII
1Mumal7
2Bharmali21
3Jalal bubna39
4Sorath51
5Asa62
6Kehar76
7Saini89
8Jethwa Ujali103
9Jheema charani109
10Jasma oddhan121
11The soil and the seed128
12Abhalde136
13Dhola maru151
14Nagji159
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Life is What You Make it (A Story of Love, Hope and How Determination Can Overcome Even Destiny)
by Preeti Shenoy
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Srishti Publishers and Distributors
Item Code: NAF802
$15.00$11.25
You save: $3.75 (25%)
The Divine Romance (Tales of an Unearthly Love)
by John Davidson
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Science of The Soul Research Centre
Item Code: NAK971
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Best Loved Folk Tales of India
by P. C. Roy Chaudhury
Paperback (Edition: 2001)
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE973
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Amrita Imroz (A Love Story)
by Uma Trilok
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: IDI619
$22.00$16.50
You save: $5.50 (25%)
The Miracle of Forgiving (70 Remarkable Stories of Love and Forgiveness)
by J.P.Vaswani
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Gita Publishing House, Pune
Item Code: NAF417
$10.00$7.50
You save: $2.50 (25%)
Love Stories From Punjab
by HARISH DHILLON
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
UBS Publishers Distributions Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDF772
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
Tales of Love and Devotion ? 3 In 1 (Harischandra, Savirtri and Kannagi): Comic Book
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: ACN04
$15.00$11.25
You save: $3.75 (25%)
The Penguin Book of Classical Indian Love Stories and Lyrics
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 1996)
Penguin Books
Item Code: IHL338
$23.50$17.62
You save: $5.88 (25%)
Madhav and Kama A Love Story From Ancient India
by A.N.D. Haksar

Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Roli Books Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDF246
$18.00$13.50
You save: $4.50 (25%)
The India I Love
by Ruskin Bond
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDI959
$9.50$7.12
You save: $2.38 (25%)
Love Dialogue: Selection From Heer Waris Original Text in Gurmukhi with Devanagri And Romanised Scripts
by S. Balwant
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Abhinav Publications
Item Code: NAD107
$24.00$18.00
You save: $6.00 (25%)
Wages of Love (Uncollected Writings of Kamala Das)
by Suresh Kohli
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Harper Collins Publishers
Item Code: NAF805
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
Citadel of Love (Winner of The Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award)
by Pratibha Ray
Paperback (Edition: 2015)
Rupa Publication India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAK859
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)

Testimonials

Очень нравится ваш сайт и работа ваших сотрудников. Отличные украшения, которые не перестают радовать. Хочется заказывать снова и снова. Очень много красивых вещей, доступные цены, отличное качество. Спасибо за вашу работу!!! I like your site and the work of your employees. Excellent decorations that do not cease to please. I would like to order again and again. A lot of beautiful things, reasonable prices, excellent quality. Thanks for your work!!!
Татьяна Саморокина, Russia
Just wanted to say thanks for everything. I am really impressed with the statue, the packaging and the service. It's absolutely beautiful!
Anir, UK
Thank you for allowing me to shop in India from my desk in the United States!! I love your website! Om Shanthi
Florence Ambika, USA
I finally got my nearly $300 Meenakari earrings today. They were promised in 4-6 days but it took a week for them to be shipped. Then it was 4-6 days. When I saw them I had mixed feelings. They are cute but it took me a half hour to get them in my ears as the posts are really large in diameter. I had to use vaseline and force them through and then the screw on backs (a good thing) wouldn't line up. There seems to be something inside the screw on locks that act as a securing agent. Any way most of the things I've got from ExoticIndia were gifts and acceptable.
Beverly, USA
'My' Ganesha-pendant arrived ! Thank you a lot-it's really very lovely ! Greetings from Germany.
Birgit Kukmann
I got the parcel today, and I am very happy about it! a true Bible of Subhashitam! Thanks again a lot.
Eva, France
I have been your customer for many years and everything has always been A++++++++++++ quality.
Delia, USA
I am your customer for many years. I love your products. Thanks for sending high quality products.
Nata, USA
I have been a customer for many years due to the quality products and service.
Mr. Hartley, UK.
Got the package on 9th Nov. I have to say it was one of the excellent packaging I have seen, worth my money I paid. And the books where all in best new conditions as they can be.
Nabahat, Bikaner
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2016 © Exotic India