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Folkways in Rajasthan Mathur, U. B

ISBN 10: 8185129002 / ISBN 13: 9788185129006
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[SIGNED] Jaipur: Folklorists, 1986. Tall hardcover in pictorial dustjacket. ISBN: 81-85129-00-2. (12), 202, (1) pages illustrated throughout with block-prints in red plus a few maps and line-drawing in black. SIGNED with short inscription by author on front blank page. Edge-wear with a long closed tear to dj, owner inscription ffep, else very good overall condition; NOT EX-LIBRARY. (lr). Bookseller Inventory # 9U-8F0B-Z6MO

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Title: Folkways in Rajasthan Mathur, U. B

Binding: Jan 01, 1986

Book Condition:Collectible; Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Language: English
Pages: 214 (Throughout Color Illustrations
About the Book

The countryside of Rajasthan has fascinated scholars for a long time, where thirty million people belonging to over two hundred ethnic groups reside in thirty thousand villages, and away from the madding crowd of the urban centres, cherish the glory of their age old cultural traditions handed down to them from generation to generation.

A comprehensive appreciation of the life-style and the ways of the village folks, however, was not made so far. A break through in this stupendous task has been achieved by this trailblazing-book which portrays a glimpse of the abundant material for observation by the social social scantiest and plenteous from and beauty to be captured by the creative artist. Built over field studies made in two hundred and fifty villages over a period of two decades, the work a unique blending of verbal pictuuuring with visual depictions of the folkways in Rajasthan-has resulted in a most informative and delightful publication.


About the Author

Founder member of the Folklorists a group of social scientists devoted to the study of folkways and propagation of our cultural tractions, Dr. U.B. Mathur is an ethnologist. He has witnessed the country scene in Rajasthan for over twenty years and has made significant contribution towards the understanding of the province. His Glimpses of Rural Rajasthan and Ethnographic Atlas of Rajasthan earned a state government award, and The Sound of Music in Rajasthan carrying a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin, an International recognition.


Author Note

Memories of the fascinating array of portraits of the social and cultural life in the countryside of Rajasthan, as observed by me during my tenure with the Cen

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