Author: B Rama Raju
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123722184
Andhra Pradesh, one of the most important Indian States, has a sizeable tribal population who worship a number of nature gods and goddesses. Their rituals, often characterized by songs and dances, have markedly aesthetic undertones. Written for the general reader, this book is a comprehensive survey of that heritage.
The ethos of a people is manifest in the folklore of the race. A large part of the folklore stems from emotive and speculative roots. The appeal of folklore, thus, is spontaneous and profound.
There is an inherent spirituality about the rural folk in India and symbolism is an integral part of the attitudes and beliefs of the rural people. The study of folklore leads us to an assessment of the culture complex of a race and at the same time enthuses us about the human aspect of things.