Oral History

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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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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Appadurai, Arjun, Frank J. Korom and Margaret A. Mills. 1994. Gender Genre and Power in South Asia. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Bharucha, Rustom. 2003. Oral History of Rajasthan: Conversations with Komal Kothari. New Delhi: Penguin Books.   Blackburn, Stuart and Peter J. Claus…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo and Yashaswini Chandra
The joint efforts of two friends from Rajasthan, Komal Kothari, the oral historian, and Vijaydan Detha, the storyteller, formed, arguably, one of the greatest intellectual partnerships of post-Independence India. It was this partnership that found fruition as the Rupayan Sansthan, an institution…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Komal Kothari, along with his friend Vijaydan Detha, founded the Rupayan Sansthan, after painstakingly putting together an enormous archive of audio-video recordings of folk traditions from Rajasthan. By offering a more local perspective on social groups, Kothari offered a history from below and…
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