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Folk Festivals and Beliefs of Radh Bengal: Understanding Through Ethnoarchaeology

Author :  Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai

Product Details

  • Country India
  • Publisher Kaveri Books, New Delhi
  • ISBN9788174792426
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2022
  • Bib. Infoxxii,258p.;illustrations;23cm. Incloudes Bibliography and Index
  • Product Weight720 gms.
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Product Description

This publication explores various folk festivals, rites, rituals, beliefs and oral traditions to understand the many processes that went into creating a unique identity of the area of study – the Radh region of Bengal. The work has been supplemented with intensive ethnographic fieldwork across the region, supplemented by available archaeological findings, records and publications. Forming the western part of the state of West Bengal (India), the present study focuses on the districts of Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Mednipur (West Mednipur) and is a representative of understanding a continuous process of historical development to look into settlement patterns, migrations and resettlements, geographical boundaries, royal patronages of festivals and beliefs and oral traditions, reflecting ideas and identities.The local characteristics of these also helps to connect the area to the larger picture of the region and also brings to context a historical understanding with the bigger part of India. The fieldwork undertaken, was intensive enough in nature and looks into rural communities, which have undergone important processes of assimilation of thought processes and ideas, rendering them a distinct identity.

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