FOLKLORE OF ASSAM

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About the Book Various racial groups living in close proximity and contributing to intricate social and cultural patterns have made Assam a land of great diversity. Its topography, a mixture of hills and plains, is equally varied. It has a rich and varied tradition of art, folk dance and oral literature, and celebrates through out the year many fairs and festival, the best known of which is Bihu. Its tribal textile designs, spear motifs and decorative articles are well known for their unique...

About the Book

Various racial groups living in close proximity and contributing to intricate social and cultural patterns have made Assam a land of great diversity. Its topography, a mixture of hills and plains, is equally varied. It has a rich and varied tradition of art, folk dance and oral literature, and celebrates through out the year many fairs and festival, the best known of which is Bihu. Its tribal textile designs, spear motifs and decorative articles are well known for their uniqueness. The book attempts to present a comprehensive picture of the vast treasure of folklore of this important North-Eastern Indian State.

About the Author

Jogesh Das has been a journalist and is the author of four collection of short stories and eight novels in Asamiya. He has also edited the Assam Sahitya Sabha Patrika and the Prahari for two years.

 

Contents

Chapter

  1. The Region and the People                                       1
  2. Myths and Mythology                                              22
  3. Religious and Magic                                                40
  4. Customs and Traditions                                           61
  5. Fairs and Festivals                                                  79
  6. Oral Literature                                                       100
  7. Folk Music and Dance                                             125
  8. Index                                                                    138
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Item Code: IDD733 Author: JOGESH DAS Cover: Paperback Edition: 1999 Publisher: National Book Trust ISBN: 9788123701455 Language: English Size: 8.5" X 5.5" Pages: 142 (B & W Illus: 7) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 190 gms
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