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The folk-songs of Southern India
The folk-songs of Southern India

The folk-songs of Southern India

by Charles E Grover

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171678114 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 300

Binding

Paperback

Charles E Grover

Author: Charles E Grover
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 300
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171678114

Description

This book attempts to fathom the feelings of the masses by gathering the folk-songs of the Dravidian people. The samples in this volume gives beautiful examples of the excellent vernacular literature that existed during the Dravidian Augustan period in India.

It is almost impossible to come across the early Dravidian folk literature that has not been systematically corrupted or mutilated by the onslaught of the Puranic legends and the Brahminical influence. This book attempts to fathom the feelings of the masses by gathering the folk-songs of the Dravidian people. About half the songs in this book were collected and translated for the Royal Asiatic Society.

These songs belong to the plains where dwell the Tamil and Telugu people: the Mysore plateau, the home of the Kannada-speaking; hills and valleys of Nilgris and the Western Ghats, sheltering the tribes of Coorg and the Badagas of Udagamandalam and the low-lying, coastal Kerala, that divides the Ghats from the sea.

There is no better way of discovering the real feelings and ideas of a people than that afforded by the songs that pass from lip to lip inch their streets and markets. The samples in this volume gives beautiful examples of the excellent vernacular literature that existed during the Dravidian Augustan period in India.

Contents

Contents

The Folk-Songs of Southern India
Caranes Songs
Badaga Songs
Tamil Songs
The Cural Malyalam songs
Telgu Songs

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