FOLKLORE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH

FOLKLORE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
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About the Book The state of Himachal Pradesh displays a pleasing diversity of cultures. The life of the people here has an easy and sweet spontaneity, which is clearly reflected in all their fairs and festivals, rituals and rites, old myths and folk tales and also in their folk music and dance form. The present volume gives a comprehensive account of the various facets of folk life in the State, in an easy and readable style. About the Author Gautam Sharma 'Vyathit', is a renowned Hindi write...
About the Book

The state of Himachal Pradesh displays a pleasing diversity of cultures. The life of the people here has an easy and sweet spontaneity, which is clearly reflected in all their fairs and festivals, rituals and rites, old myths and folk tales and also in their folk music and dance form. The present volume gives a comprehensive account of the various facets of folk life in the State, in an easy and readable style.

About the Author

Gautam Sharma 'Vyathit', is a renowned Hindi writer. He has published several book on folk literature of Himachal Pradesh. He lives in dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh.

Mrinal Pande is an accomplished editor and writer she lives in Delhi

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsvii
1The State and the People1
2The Puranic Myths22
3Religion and Magic46
4Customs and Traditions61
5The Fairs, Feasts and Festivals88
6The Languages and the Dialects110
7The Oral Tradition in Literature117
8Folk Arts and Entertainment146
9Folk Dances, Music and Musical Instruments168
Appendices:
Appendix I: Folk Songs181
Appendix II: Folk Tales195
Appendix III: Riddles208
Appendix IV: Sayings213
Appendix V: Folk Theatre220
References223
Index227
Item Code: IDH013 Author: GAUTAM SHARMA VYATHIT: Translated by Mrinal Pande Cover: Paperback Edition: 2005 Publisher: National Book Trust, India ISBN: 9788123744193 Language: English Size: 8.3" X 5.4" Pages: 229 Other Details: weight of book 315 gms
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