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Essays on Indian Folk Life and Culture (With Special Reference to Bengal)

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About the Author Born in April, 1936 P.K. Maity, M. A. Ph.D (London), D.Litt. (Jadavpur), Retd. Reader in History, Tamralipta Mahavidya-laya, Tamluk, West Bengal, is a well-known name in the learned circles for his contributions to different branches of Socio- Religio-Cultural-Political History of Bengal. Trained up in research under the able guidance of renowned Indologist Late Professor A.L. Basham, Dr. Maity has produced so far a good number of research works in English (10) and Bengal...
About the Author

Born in April, 1936 P.K. Maity, M. A. Ph.D (London), D.Litt. (Jadavpur), Retd. Reader in History, Tamralipta Mahavidya-laya, Tamluk, West Bengal, is a well-known name in the learned circles for his contributions to different branches of Socio- Religio-Cultural-Political History of Bengal. Trained up in research under the able guidance of renowned Indologist Late Professor A.L. Basham, Dr. Maity has produced so far a good number of research works in English (10) and Bengali (25). He also contributed research papers in twenty six collected works both in English and Bengali. To carry out different research projects he was awarded research grants by U.G.C. (New Delhi) for five times when he was in service. Three research scholars have obtained their Ph.D. Degrees (all thesis published) - one from Calcutta University and two other from Vidyasagar University under his supervision. He is the founder member and ex-Hony. Director, Tamralipta Museum and Research Centre, Tamluk, Midnapur, now a site Museum of Archaeological Survey of India. He is the fellow of Royal Asiatic Society of England and Ireland, London.

Contents

  Editorial 7
  Authoris Note 8
  Acknowledgements 9
  CHAPTER  
1 Popular Hinduism in Ancient Bengal 13
2 Pirism in West Bengal- An Aspect of Hindu - Muslim Religion 31
3 A Note on the Snake Cult in Ancient India 65
4 Tree Worship and its Association with the Snake Cult in India 74
5 Religious Patas and the Role of the Patuas as Entertainers 80
6 Folk Cults of West Bengal 84
7 Folk Entertainments and the Manasa Legend 103
8 Historical Importance of Folklore Study with special Reference to Bengal 106
9 Co-wives in Bengali Folklore 114
10 A Note on the Hindu Festivals of Mediaeval Bengal 122
11 Muslim Festivals of Mediaeval Bengal 130
12 Islam in Mediaeval Bengal 132
13 Places of Pilgrimage of Mediaeval Bengal 135
14 The Brata Rites of Bengal 138
15 Ma - Dumni - A Forgotten Buddhist goddess 141
16 Religion in Ancient Tamralita Janapada as depicted in Terracotta art 144
17 Some Aspects of Society of Ancient Tamralipta Janapada as  
  depicted in Terracotta Art 156
18 Field Study and Folk Religion 160
  'A'. Note on Illustrations (Plates) [For Chapter 17 end] 167
  B' A table of equivalent English months in relation to our months. (Bengali) 168

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Item Code: NAH856 Author: Dr. Pradyot Kumar Maity
Ed. Rajarshi Mahapatra Kritisundar Pal
Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2017 Publisher: Purba Medinipur Sahitya Sammelani ISBN: 9789381209387 Language: English Size: 9.5 inch X 7.0 inch Pages: 184 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 500 gms
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