Authored By: Vipin K Singh
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 612||Binding: Hardback(HB)|
Category: Literary Criticism & Theory
|Price in Rs. 1960.00||Price in (USA) $. 75|
The book is a maiden attempt to document, critically read and translate, exclusively and extensively, the folklore of Baigas, a primitive tribal community of Central India, in English from a literary viewpoint. It further endeavours to construct a structure and the literary body of the forms and techniques of Baiga folklore. The present book is a pious venture to create a space and identity for Baiga folklore, which is so rich and varied in theme and form but has unfortunately been unseen and unturned, in the realm of literary studies and get this literature a position amongst other tribal and indigenous literatures of the world.
The author has undertaken the venture to establish a position for unheard, unknown and unnoticed literatures of less privileged communities of India on a global platform amongst other indigenous and mainstream literatures.
The author is associated withIndira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, MP, India as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. The author is an awardee of a Major Research Project sanctioned by University Grants Commission, New Delhi. He has been the founder editor of Mekal Insights, a research journal published by Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak; currently he is the chief editor of Journal of Tribal, Folk and Subaltern Studies. The other areas he has worked in, are: