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Folklore, Religion and the Songs of a Bengali Madman: A Journey between Performance and the Politics of Cultural Representation
Author: Carola Erika Lorea Category: Folklore Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers Published: ISBN: 9004324704, 9789004324701 Pages: 334 Country: Netherlands Language: English Dimension: File Size: 8 MB (8496498 B) Tags:Bengali Madman | folklore | Performance and the Politics of Cultural Representation | Religion | Songs | Download
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This book explores historical and cultural aspects of modern and contemporary Bengal through the performance-centred study of a particular repertoire: the songs of the saint-composer Bhaba Pagla (1902-1984), who is particularly revered among Baul and Fakir singers. The author shows how songs, if examined as ‘sacred scriptures’, represent multi-dimensional texts for the study of South Asian religions. Revealing how previous studies about Bauls mirror the history of folkloristics in Bengal, this book presents sacred songs as a precious symbolic capital for a marginalized community of dislocated and unorthodox Hindus, who consider the practice of singing in itself an integral part of the path towards self-realization.

itle:Folklore, Religion and the Songs of a Bengali Madman: A Journey between Performance and the Politics of Cultural RepresentationVolume:
Author(s):Carola Erika Lorea
Series:Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture 22Periodical:
Publisher:Brill Academic PublishersCity:
Year:2016Edition:
Language:EnglishPages (biblio\tech):xvi+334\351
ISBN:9004324704, 9789004324701ID:1556866
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Size:8 MB (8496498 B)Extension:pdf