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Folk Culture in India

S.P. Pandey (Author) A.K. Singh (Author)
Synopsis India has a rich tradition of folk performing arts. These are characterized by a staggering multiplicity of genres, forms, styles and techniques. These are also living expression of the life style and culture of various communities evolved through ages in a variety of forms as dance, dance drama, song, theatre and play. Folk performing arts have developed in the various parts of the country in response to certain socio-cultural and psychological needs of local people. Moreover, these performing arts and traditions have contributed significantly in national integration, social change, socio-economic development and overall preservation of cultural heritage and deposits. In this context present book has depicted the perspective of folk culture and analysed the dynamics of socio-cultural folk traditions particularly songs, theaters, dance dramas and dances of various communities of Northern India. It is expected that the present book will provide useful insights to the scholars of sociology, anthropology, social history, culture and also policy makers, academicians and those who are interested in this field.
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About the authors

S.P. Pandey

Shivapujan Pandey (1958) is Director, Pt. G.B. Pant Institute of Studies in Rural Development, Lucknow. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in History from Lucknow University in 1984. He has devoted his attention towards art and culture with admirable felicity of understanding and expression. He as already conducted about 30 studies in the field of tribal, women, development programmes, culture and art.

A.K. Singh

A.K. Singh is Assistant Professor (Agriculture) at North Eastern Regional Institute of Water and Land Management, Tezpur, Assam. He did his M.Sc. from Birsa Agricultural University, Ranchi, and Ph.D. from Visva Bharati Santiniketan. He is a recipient of University Fellowship, Department of Atomic Energy Fellowship and National Agricultural Technology Project Fellowship. He has published 16 research papers in national and international journals of repute and attended several seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Folk Culture in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8186771417
length x+450p., Tables; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History