A Study of Orissan Folk-Lore; Visvabharati Studies 16. Kunjabehari DAS, P C. Bagchi.

A Study of Orissan Folk-Lore; Visvabharati Studies 16

Calcutta: Visvabharati, 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Tall octavo. viii + 184 pp. Brown binder's cloth with gilt titling to spine, bibliography. A study of the folk-lore and native religion of the east Indian state of Orissa. It is based largely on the folk songs and stories of the region, of which the author collected some 6000. The text is in English, with some of the original source material included in the original Oriya (transcribed in Devnagari), with English translations. Contents: Folk Tales; Ballads; Puchikhela and Children's Songs; Ploughman' s Songs; Fetish Gods and Goddesses; Karma Worship; Chaitighodanata (Horse- dancing in Chaitra); Dandanata; Chadak Puja; Pala; Patua Jatra and Nagajatra; The Vows, Fasts and Festivals; Short Comments on Miscellaneous Folk Songs and Dances; Popular Religion and Philosophy, A Brief Survey of Mass Literature in Orissa; Texts and Translations. Ex-library copy with minimal markings: gilt shelf numbers to spine, bookplates on both paste-downs, ink stamp on front free endpaper. No other library markings. Cloth speckled with lightly discolored patches, spine slightly darkened. Overall, a solid VG copy. Item #37931

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