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Mud, Mirror And Thread - Folk Traditions Of Rural India
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Author : Nora Fisher
Publisher : Mapin
ISBN# : 81-85822-50-x
Pages : 233
Price :INR 2500
Offer Price:INR 2225
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Book Description
This volume celebrates the diversity of the vast subcontinent by examining little known folk tradition of village and nodad peoples. It presents the world of arts in rural India - women`s ritual diagrams created anew each day of rice flour, intricately deities - all set against a backdrop of painted walls and desert skies. Drawing upon the tradition of India`s some half million villages, the book helps comprehend the inner logic behind the almost numberless acts of Hindu devotion that occur each day, many of which involve the adornment of homes and altars and the creation of clay vessels and images. They show how, in traditions of embroidery and dress, we can `read` the complicated ethnic and caste relationships that characterize the societal matrix of the rural peoples. Consequently, the INdia presented here is vallage rather then city, local and regional rather than national, peaceful rather than chaotic, spiritual rather than sensational, and despite the vast changes taking place, essentially timeless. The essays in this book are based on field research by leading experts Nora Fisher, Judy Frater, Stephen Huyler, Jyotindra Jain and Vijaya Nagarajan.
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