Rajasthani Stories Retold

Author:

Rima Hooja

Publisher:

Niyogi Books

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Publisher

Niyogi Books

Publication Year 2018
ISBN-13

9789385285660

ISBN-10 9385285661
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 179 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22X14X1
Weight (grms) 336

Rajasthan continues to fascinate the world for many reasons. Some of the more obvious ones include its colours, music and dance, venerable history, forts, fortifications, palaces, step-wells and old towns, and rich textile tradition. Rajasthan also brings to mind the vast tracts of golden desert to its north-west and west, juxtaposed by the scattered green and dust-mantle clad valleys, plains and hills of its south-east and east, with their rivers and rivulets and lakes. Rajasthan is also famed for its rich oral and written traditions, drawn from mythology and religious tales as much as from the history of the area. The oral and written traditions are sometimes coloured by the blood of battles, sometimes romantic with the folk-remembered tales of Moomal, Dhola and Maru, Nihal-de, and often based on real-life tales of sacrifice and duty of valourous men and women like Maharana Pratap, Prithviraj Chauhan, Jaimal, Patta, Gora, Badal, Panna-dhai, Achaldas Khinchi, Durgadas Rathore and countless ordinary citizens. Dipping into this rich heritage, this book brings to its readers a collection of short stories from Rajasthan. These are based on real people and events, but are somewhat fictionalised in the narration. The nine Rajasthani tales in this book are but a fraction of the amazing legacy of Rajasthan.

Rima Hooja

Archaeologist, historian, and writer Rima Hooja is Consultant Director (Library & Archives) Maharaja Sawai ManSingh II Museum, City Palace, Jaipur. She has been a Member of India’s National Monuments Authority, Director Minnesota University’s MSID India Program and Faculty Director New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India Program. A PhD from Cambridge University, and Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, the author has held several academic posts and served on various governing boards, committees and councils. Rima has several books, research papers, newspaper article, and conference persentations to her credit.
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