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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 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xii, 613 pages)
Series South Asia Research
South Asia research (New York, N.Y.)
Contents Ovīs and Dhangars -- The art of the Ovīs -- The world of the Ovīs -- Pastoralist life and identity -- Gender and women in the Ovīs -- The story of Birobā -- The story of Dhulọbā
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
Notes Translated from the Marathi
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Subject Folk literature, Marathi -- Translations into English
Dhangar (South Asian people) -- Folklore
Dhangar (South Asian people)
Folk literature, Marathi.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Form Electronic book
Author Feldhaus, Anne, editor, translator.
Ātakara, Rāmadāsa, editor.
Jhagaḍe, Rājārāma, editor.
ISBN 9780199357659