Flags of Fame: Studies in South Asian Folk Culture

Author:

Heidrun Bruckner

,

Lothar Lutze

,

Aditya Malik

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2019
ISBN-13

9788173040498

ISBN-10 8173040494
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 534 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x4
Weight (grms) 702

This volume contains fifteen articles by eminent Indian and European scholars describing and analyzing various aspects of folk culture in South Asia. The principal emphasis is on folk religion, including both ritual performances and oral texts.


The articles cover a wide spectrum of regional traditions, ranging from Kerala and Karnataka in the southwest to Nepal and the Himalayas in the northeast, and a stunning variety of materials, including ball games, oral poetry, a ritual hunt, ghost and deity possession, and the traditions of itinerant genealogists. Several major themes typical of Indian folk religion bind the different articles together. Among these themes are references to a royal and martial paradigm for understanding divinity, and an emphasis on the god’s immediate presence, in possession and in ritual.

Heidrun Bruckner

Heidrun Brückner is Professor of Indology in the Department of Indology and Comparative Religion at Tübingen University.

Lothar Lutze

Lothar Lutze established the study of modern South Asian languages and literature at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg.

Aditya Malik

Aditya Malik (1959) obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Heidelberg.). In 1991 he began work with G.D. Sontheimer on a project focused on the oral epic and cult of the folk deity Devnārāyan in Rajasthan
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