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Women's Brata Rituals

 
Sila Basak (Author)
Synopsis The theme of the book is based on the Women’s Brata Rituals. The definition and source of Brata, along with rituals, rites, characteristics, classification, tales, role of women, sociological analysis, comparative study, motif-index of Bratas, districtwise and statewise review of Bratas, and those of incorporated in this work on Bratas of Bengal. In fact, this is a comprehensive survey of the different aspects of Bratas. The exhaustive field-study by the author, who happens to be an eminent folklorist of Indian in her own right, has given some newer dimensions of these ritualistic practices. On many counts, this should claim a pioneering position in the study of the popular religious cults prevailing in the Bengali cultural orbit. Plenty of coloured pictures have enhanced the importance of the volume. One may quite confidently accept this book as a leading research work in the folklore studies, not only in West Bengal, but in the entire sub-continent.
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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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Title Women's Brata Rituals
Author Sila Basak
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8121208971
length 268p., Figures; Tables; Maps; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.