Oral History

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Arighna Gupta
  Chandraketugarh translates, from all its Sanskritic philological manoeuverings, as ‘the bastion of Chandraketu’. Quite naturally, this fuels the curiosities of many as to who was Chandraketu? While the lack of certitude is baffling to many, it is fodder to the rest. However, it is the inviting…
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Vaishnavi Mahurkar
  AmhihiItihas Ghadvala, originally published in Marathi in 1989 and translated as We Also Made History by Wandana Sonalkar, is a work of research by Urmila Pawar and Meenakshi Moon to understand the history of women’s participation in Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Dalit movement. This book serves as a…
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Dr. Madan Meena
  राजा भरतहरी की कथा   जिस प्रकार हर लोक गाथा की शुरूआत देवी–देवता से होती है उसी प्रकार भरतहरी की कथा भी देवी दुर्गा की स्तुति से शुरू होती है। कथा को गद्य और पद्य दोनों में कड़ी दर कड़ी गाया जाता है। बीच–बीच में नैतिकता का संदेश देते दोहे बोले जाते हैं। कथा में मुख्य गायक कलाकार (मेडिया) कथा को…
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Menka Singh
Burke, Peter. Varieties if Cultural History. New York: Cornell University Press Ithaca, 1997.   Chakravarti, Uma. 'Women, men and beasts: The Jataka as Popular Tradition.' Studies in History 9, no. 1: 43–70.   Cotterell, Arthur. Myths & Legends. London: Marshall Editions, 2000.   Hartog,…
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Madan Meena
  The Jogi community are followers of the Nath sect. Thus, the community people are also referred to as Nath along with Jogi. Nath is a more generic term to represent the community which follows certain rules and regulations set by their guru. Jogi is also a colloquial term for Yogi—a man who…
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Dr. Madan Meena
Jogi a semi-nomadic community from north India, especially Rajasthan, is a sub-group of the Kalbelia community, which is listed by UNESCO under the representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Jogis worship Shiva and they draw their lineage from him. Their oral repertoire has references to…
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Yashaswini Chandra
Agarwal, Arun. 2003. ‘Indigenous Decision-making and Hierarchy in Migrating Pastoralist Collectives: The Raikas of Western India’, in Nomadism in South Asia, eds. Aparna Rao and Michael Casimir. Delhi: Oxford University Press.   Bhattacharya, Neeladri. 1995. ‘Pastoralists in a Colonial World’, in…
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Yashaswini Chandra and Malini Saigal
Sahapedia is collaborating with Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur, with a view to revitalise the institution.  A series of web modules on different aspects of the history and folk culture of Rajasthan and western South Asia is being produced as part of this collaboration. The research for the modules draws…
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Yashaswini Chandra
Photo by DHEERAJ PAUL   PHOTOS BY DHEERAJ PAUL AND DINESH KHANNA   ‘. . . O, sweet [bird] Kurjan You are like my sister Lower your wings And come close to me Allow me to write my grievances on your wings And my greetings on your beak. Hasten, sweet bird Go to my dear one.’ (excerpt from the folk…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Sahapedia is collaborating with Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur, with a view to revitalise the institution.  A series of web modules on different aspects of the history and folk culture of Rajasthan and western South Asia is being produced as part of this collaboration. The research for the modules draws…
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