Folklore, Religion and the Songs of a Bengali Madman: A Journey between Performance and the Politics of Cultural RepresentationAuthor: 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
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.
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|Author(s):||Carola Erika Lorea|
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|Time added:||2016-09-15 11:02:33||Time modified:||2019-12-21 21:23:21|
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