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Bauls of Bengal

R M Sarkar (Author)
Synopsis Bauls of Bengal pledge to delve deep into the inner recess of life of the community of singers to explore the basic understanding of their philosophy and sadhana. The study centres round the continuous appeal for searching the moner manus or Man of the Heart. It is exclusively based on long-term field investigations amongst this community of singers with rich cultural heritage. Their way of life is highly characterized by many peculiar behaviour-patterns and for these they constitute a specific entity of their own. Unlike other earlier works in this sphere this study claims to be the pioneer because of the fact that it tries to inquire into the Baul way of life through the interpretation of empirical data collected by painstaking field work. Of late, the Bauls have aroused world wide interest in consequence of their visit to many countries of the world for the presentation of their tradition-bound songs with the accompaniment of characteristic dance. Written basically in anthropological perspective with conspicuous inter-disciplinary understanding this book would cater to the need of many music loving people as well as interested scholars in the fields of anthropology, sociology, religion, philosophy, folk culture, spiritual studies, ethnomusicology and ethnic integration based on the idea of universal brotherhood.
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R M Sarkar

As a dedicated teacher and researcher in the domain of Social Science, Dr. R.M. Sarkar, M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Litt, is well-known in the global perspective. His study on the diversified aspects on human society and culture is categorically centred round broad-based participant field investigations and through which he has been able to exert a lifeful touch to the various expositions in relation to the multifarious human events. For a long time he was in close association with the evaluation work of the rehabilitation programmes among the Birhors-a primitive tribe in Chotanagpur. Dr. Sarkar took a leading part in the PRA based research and development work among the human communities in the mangrove forest infested Sundarban-Worlds heritage site. He has conducted Successfully large number research projects on the down-trodden communities under the sponsorship of the central and the State Governments. He is a prolific writer and has to his credit more than a dozen of standard books and hundreds of thematic papers published in the different journals. Dr. Sarkar has worked as active member in a number of National Committees. He is intimately associated with many academic institutions of the country. He has been editing efficiently Man in India-the premier international journal of anthropology for 19 years. Of late, has been taken the responsibility of editing another wide-circulated journal of the country-Journal of Social anthropology

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Title Bauls of Bengal
Author R M Sarkar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121203201
length xviii+276p., Glossary; Tables; Appendix; Plates; Index; 23cm.