South Asian Folklore

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

South Asian Folklore

With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

South Asian Folklore

Looks at the folklore and customs of both ancient and contemporay society in South Asia.

South Asian Folklore

Looks at the folklore and customs of both ancient and contemporay society in South Asia.

South Asian Folklore in Transition

This comprehensive book reinvigorates the field of South Asian folklore studies by providing fresh studies and new models both for studying the lore and the life of everyday people in the region, as well as their engagement with the world ...

South Asian Folklore in Transition

This comprehensive book reinvigorates the field of South Asian folklore studies by providing fresh studies and new models both for studying the lore and the life of everyday people in the region, as well as their engagement with the world at large. It was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

South Asian Folklore

Similarly, dictionaries of vernacular languages and folklore compiled by missionaries assisted in their goal of ... They saw South Asia as a font of information for the understanding of human history in general, yet inevitably, ...

South Asian Folklore

With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.

South Asian Folklore in Transition

Nothing similar seems to be happening in the other countries of South Asia, which suggests a further need to explore the folk worlds of Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, where mostly collection of folklore for ...

South Asian Folklore in Transition

The Indian Subcontinent has been at the centre of folklore inquiry since the 19th century, yet, while much attention was paid to India by early scholars, folkloristic interest in the region waned over time until it virtually disappeared from the research agendas of scholars working in the discipline of folklore and folklife. This fortunately changed in the 1980s when a newly energized group of younger scholars, who were interested in a variety of new approaches that went beyond the textual interface, returned to folklore as an untapped resource in South Asian Studies. This comprehensive volume further reinvigorates the field by providing fresh studies and new models both for studying the “lore” and the “life” of everyday people in the region, as well as their engagement with the world at large. By bringing Muslims, material culture, diasporic horizons, global interventions and politics to bear on South Asian folklore studies, the authors hope to stimulate more dialogue across theoretical and geographical borders to infuse the study of the Indian Subcontinent’s cultural traditions with a new sense of relevance that will be of interest not only to areal specialists but also to folklorists and anthropologists in general. This book was originally published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.

South Asian Folklore

Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

South Asian Folklore

Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

Asian Folklore Studies

Ho Ting - jui : East Asian Themes in Folktales of the Formosan Aborigines . - Nelly Naumann : Yama no Kami — die japanische Berggottheit ( English summary ) . — Edwin C . Kirkland : A Report on a Bibliography of South Asian Folklore .

Asian Folklore Studies


South Asian Folklore

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

South Asian Folklore

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

South Asian Folklore

“ Studies in Folktales of India II : The Old Woman and Her Pig . ... Journal of American Folklore 71 ( 281 ) : 312-24 . 1964. ... “ Performing Social and Cultural Change : The Jatra of West Bengal , India . ” South Asian ...

South Asian Folklore

Gives students and general readers a thorough introduction to South Asian folklore and provides a wide range of legends, tales, myths, riddles, jokes, and other examples.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music South Asia the Indian subcontinent

In South Asian Folklore : An Encyclopedia , ed . Peter J. Claus and Margaret Mills . New York : Garland . Bhatt , Haridas . 1983. " Transmission of Yakshagana Art through the Generations . " In Dance and Music in South Asian Drama ...

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music  South Asia   the Indian subcontinent

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mythology and Folklore in South East Asia

The first anthology in English of South-East Asian myths, this book is an engaging look at these rich storytelling traditions.

Mythology and Folklore in South East Asia

The first anthology in English of South-East Asian myths, this book is an engaging look at these rich storytelling traditions. It includes new translations of some shorter tales and concise paraphrases of longer epics. There are separate sections devoted to poetry, drama, proverbs, and prose from various regions and cultures. A wide range of readers will find themselves absorbed in the romance, tragedy, drama, and adventure of South-East Asian kings, princes, princesses, heroes and heroines, and ordinary people.

Gender Genre and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions

Certainly there is a great deal more published work pertinent to women and folklore in South Asia, but it has remained relatively obscure to American folklorists who are not South Asianists. No doubt much older material concerned with ...

Gender  Genre  and Power in South Asian Expressive Traditions

The authors cross the boundaries between anthropology, folklore, and history to cast new light on the relation between songs and stories, reality and realism, and rhythm and rhetoric in the expressive traditions of South Asia.

A Bibliography of South Asian Folklore

A Bibliography of South Asian Folklore


Humour and the Performance of Power in South Asia

This book critically examines the role and politics of humour and the performance of power in South Asia. The volume explores the impact of humour in South Asian folklore, ritual performances, media and journalism, and online technologies.

Humour and the Performance of Power in South Asia

This book critically examines the role and politics of humour and the performance of power in South Asia. The volume explores the impact of humour in South Asian folklore, ritual performances, media and journalism, and online technologies.