Your cart is empty empty bag

Free Worldwide Delivery on orders over $50


Folktales and Literature of Himalaya

K.S. Gulia (Editor)
Synopsis This book presents a folk cultural and anthropological study of the Himalayan Folk Literature including Nepali, Kashmiri and Dogri. The illiterate rural folks and tribals the world over have their own repertoire of oral literature including songs, ballads, tales, epics and dramas, peculiar to them. Yet it showed the levels of their wisdom and intellect, wit and humour, fiction and realism. Anthropologists during the British period noticed that some tribes were given to more fantasy, whereas the other neighbouring tribes were rather realistic and were able to deal with crude realties of life. The oral literature served to entertain as well as to give moral education and wisdom. In their community, a good story-teller or singer commanded special respect. The myth and legends also meant to cherish religious and social values of their society. The book is a valuable treasure for the students of religion, literature, anthropology and folk culture. In later chapter, it also charts the course of Kashmiri, Dogri and Nepali Literature during the modern times separately.
Read more
56.70 51.03 $ 63.00 $
Free delivery Wolrdwidе in 10-18 days Ships in 1-2 days from New Delhi Membership for 1 Year $35.00
Get it now and save 10%
Members SAVE 10% every day
About the author

K.S. Gulia

Brigadier (dr.) Kuldip Singh Gulia is a noted and active environmentalist.  A Ph.D. in Human Ecology of the Himalayan Ecosystems, he has applied himself into sustained research in various facets of Human Ecology.  His book Human Ecology of Sikkim and Geneses of Disasters, have been widely acclaimed in the intellectual circles for qualitative and analytical excellence.   His research papers on  human ecosystems of the Himalayas and of the Arid Zone of Indian Thar Desert make interesting studies.  The author commanded an infantry Brigade in Gujarat in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 26 January 2001, and was deeply involved in rehabilitating the suffering population in the affected areas.  He successfully commanded his Brigade in Munabas sector of Barmer (Rajasthan) during Operation Parakram.  Having retired from the Army, he is currently Director of the Pratap Group of Public Schools at Karnal.  He is currently working on the Human Ecosystems in the schooling fraternity.

Read more
Write a review
Reviews 0in total

Bibliographic information

Title Folktales and Literature of Himalaya
Author K.S. Gulia
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.09.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Isha Books
Language: English
isbn 8182054192
length x+400p.