Folklore of Tamil Nadu

Folklore of Tamil Nadu

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Author: S M L Lakshmanan Chettiar
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 2020
Language: English
Pages: 210
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123736495

Description

Tamil Nadu has rich cultural heritage including folklore rooted to traditional values and beliefs. This book is an attempt to record this treasure-trove of the state and is, a veritable document on its rural populace – their songs, dramas, dances, social and religious customs, oral literature etc.

Tamil Nadu has rich cultural heritage including folklore rooted to traditional values and beliefs. The present book is an attempt to record this treasure-trove of the state in a lucid style and is, thus, a veritable document on its rural populace – their songs, dramas, dances, social and religious customs, oral literature etc.

The Tamil edition of the book, translated by the author itself, was awarded by the Tamil Nadu government.

Contents

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER I
The Region and the People

CHAPTER II
Myths and Mythology

CHAPTER III
Religion and Magic

CHAPTER IV
Customs and Traditions

CHAPTER V
Fairs and Festivals

CHAPTER VI
Oral Literature

CHAPTER VII
Folk Music and Dance

CHAPTER VIII
Folk Drama and Folk Entertainments

Appendix
Bibliography
Glossary
Index