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Author: Hebbale K Nagesh
Publisher: Bharatiya Kala Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8180900479
The great epics like Ramayana and Mahabaratha are known to scholars and readers. Village people also know of these two epics. But in India, regional folk epics remain largely unexplored. However, in South India especially in Karnataka numerous epics are existed and no one can placed in Ramayana and Mahabaratha level.
Karnataka is accumulated with various culture complex, traditions and rituals etc. In Karnataka, Coorg district is popularized as a second Kashmir and living different peoples, especially Kodavas whose culture, traditional songs, riddles, language, dress pattern are entirely different from others. The Coorg District is solemnity for its magnificent Hilly mountains, rivers, temples and greenery.
This book contains Essays on many aspects of Folklore and exhibits the variety and important Karnataka Folk rituals and attitudes. Here focus is mainly on Coorg and north Karnataka folklore. These essays are both supplementary, interdisciplinary and also comparative analytical. They denotes the crucial popularize art form like Kamsale and important are of Kombat of Kodagu. Narimangala is different marriage system of Kodavas. This is the first time introduced. Regarding of Kaveri river folklore with a sentimental touch among the people.
LIST OF PLATES
1. Savalagi Shivalingeswara
2. Huttari, the Kodava Folk Festival
3. A Rare Gem of Unique Character Par Excellence
4. Kamsale: A Valorous folk Art
5. Narimangala, the Felinous Wedding
6. Kombat, the Stage Dance
7. Occultism and Witchcraft Practices
8. Kaveri and the Inception of Kannada
9. North American Folk Dieties
10. River Kaveri and the concept of Feminity
11. Lexicon of cultural Vocabulary: A Critical Analysis