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Bengali Culture and Society Through its Riddles

 
Sila Basak (Author)
Synopsis It is a comprehensive volume on Bengali riddles and their socio-cultural background. The author has devotedly collected these riddles from different corners of West Bengal and Bangladesh through extensive field study and classified, analysed and evaluated their sociological importance. In the light of this study, an inquisitive reader would be able to form an in-depth impression about the social as well as familial life of the Bengali people. Even a casual browsing would convince the reader to acknowledge the author’s comprehensive study in this regard. It may also be noted that this book on Bengali riddles is the first of its kind in English or any language other than Bengali.
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About the author

Sila Basak

Dr. Sila Basak was born in Kolkata in 1947. She earned her Ph.D. degree from university of Calcutta and D.Litt. From Rabindra Bharati university, Calcutta, India. Te area of both the researchers was Folkloristics. Working as an academic attached to the Department of Folkore and language studies with various Universities. Dr. Basak is also associated with the training and research programmes in Folkloristic of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, where she is a life-member. She is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London and a member of the Asiatic Societies of both Bangladesh and Japan. Dr. Basak s also associated with the training and research programes in Folkloristic of the Asiatic Society, Kolkata, where she is a life-member. She is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, London and a member of the Asiatic Societies of both Bangladesh and Japan. Dr. Basak is also a member International Society of Folk Narrative research, Finland and also a member of International union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, U.K. She has addressed several International Seminars in different countries. She s a recipient of the prestigious Ananda Puraskar and Folklore research medal. Dr. Sila Basak is the author of a number of books and research papers on the various aspects of Bengal’s folklore and life. She lives wit her family in Kolkata, India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Bengali Culture and Society Through its Riddles
Author Sila Basak
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121208912
length 251p., Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History