Folklore of Bihar

Folklore of Bihar

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Author: P C Roy Chaudhury
Publisher: National Book Trust
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 203
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123709218


This book attempts to present a comprehensive picture of the fascinating folk tradition of Bihar.

Once the cradle of Buddhism and Jainism, today's Bihar has a substantial Adivasi population who have their own faiths, rituals and customs. This situation has played a considerable role in the development of the folk tradition of this important Indian state. Although religion and myth have contributed substantially to this tradition, the folklore of Bihar has never been static or stereotyped. The folk paintings Madhubani, to cite one example, is known for its freshness and vitality and has earned worldwide acclaim.