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Magahi Folklore and Folk Tales

Sheela Verma

Published by Manohar, New Delhi, 2008
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Contents I. Magahi folklore 1. Introduction. 2. Magahi language. 3. Magahi region and people. 4. Magahi folk music and songs. 5. Magahi folk art. 6. Magahi weddings. 7. Magahi fairs and festivals. 8. The evil eye and other superstitions in Magahi. 9. Birth death and reincarnation. 10. Magahi ballads folktales proverbs and riddles. Conclusion. Some favorite recipes of the Magahi cuisine. II. Magahi folk tales 1. The seven swans. 2. The cock and the gold nugget. 3. Prince Rama. 4. A carpenter and a goldsmith. 5. The king's daughter dove. 6. The prince destined to be short lived. 7. A wrestler prince. 8. Princess Belmanti. 9. Lord Shiva's blessing. 10. A princess and her husband a gram picker. 11. The co wives jealousy. 12. The Brahmin's story. 13. Gold is like dirt. 14. Lorikayan. 15. Gopichand. 16. Resama. 17. Chhatri Ghughulia. 18. Kunwar Vijayee. Bibliography. The language Magahi is the modern derivative of the word Magadhi which is treated as the Prakrit language giving rise to such other modern Indian languages as Bengali Assamese and Oriya in addition to the two other modern languages of Bihar (and adjoining regions) namely Maithili and Bhojpuri. Magahi and its varieties are spoken in South Bihar Jharkhand and parts of Bengal and Orissa. Magadh as a region in India has been quite significant historically. One of the best known Magadh kings of the Indian subcontinent was Emperor Ashoka (269 232 BC) who was largely responsible for starting the spread of Buddhism in South Asia and Sri Lanka and also for sending Buddhist missionaries to various Greek successors of Alexander in Western Asia. This book is the first of its kind in English and has attempted to discuss the various aspects of the more modern treatment of the term folklore to refer to the everyday culture and its so called little traditions as reflected to some extent in its table of contents. It also includes some popular folk tales. 170 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 73015

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Title: Magahi Folklore and Folk Tales

Publisher: Manohar, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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