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Title Say to the Sun, "Don''t Rise, " and to the Moon, "Don''t Set" : Two Oral Narratives from the Countryside of Maharashtra / edited and Translated by Anne Feldhaus with Ramdas Atkar and Rajaram Zagade
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 613 pages)
Series South Asia Research
South Asia Research
Contents Cover; Series; Say to the Sun, "Don't Rise, "and to the Moon, "Don't Set"; Copyright; Contents; List of Maps; Preface; Abbreviations; Part I Introduction; 1 Ovīs and Dhangars; 2 The Art of the Ovīs; 3 The World of the Ovīs; 4 Pastoralist Life and Identity; 5 Gender and Women in the Ovīs; Part II; 6 The Story of Birobā; Part III; 7 The Story of Dhulọbā; Bibliography; Index
Summary Pastoralist traditions have long been extraordinarily important to the social, economic, political, and cultural life of western India. The Marathi-language oral literature of the Dhangar shepherds is not only one of the most important elements of the traditional cultural life of its region, but also a treasure of world literature. This volume presents translations of two lively and well-crafted examples of the ovi, a genre typical of the oral literature of Dhangars. The two ovis in the volume narrate the stories of Biroba and Dhuloba, two of these shepherds'' most important gods. Each of the
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dhangar (South Asian people) -- Folklore.
Folk literature, Marathi -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Ātakara, Rāmadāsa.
Feldhaus, Anne.
Jhagaḍe, Rājārāma.
ISBN 0199357641
019935765X (electronic bk.)
9780199357659 (electronic bk.)