Consists of approximately 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles, covering countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and other concepts related to the folklore of south Asia.
With 600 signed, alphabetically organized articles covering the entirety of folklore in South Asia, this new resource includes countries and regions, ethnic groups, religious concepts and practices, artistic genres, holidays and traditions, and many other concepts. A preface introduces the material, while a comprehensive index, cross-references, and black and white illustrations round out the work. The focus on south Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, with short survey articles on Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, and various diaspora communities. This unique reference will be invaluable for collections serving students, scholars, and the general public.
Acrobatics; Afghanistan; Agricultural Development and Folklore, Sri Lanka; Akhyan; Al; Alha (Alha-Udal); Ali; Ali Festival; Amir Hamzah; Ancestor Worship; Andhra Pradesh; Ang_y; Animal Performances; Animals; Ankeliya; Annanmar Katai; Aql and Nafs; Aravan; Architecture, Afghanistan; Architecture, Bangladesh; Architecture, Bengal; Architecture, Domestic, India and Nepal; Art; Art, Tribal; Assam; Atan; Baby Talk; Badala; Bait/Bayt; Baithak; Bake, Arnold Adriaan; Bakshi; Baland_y; Bali Khela; Ballad, Nepal; Balochi Oral Tradition; Bandara Cults; Bangan Mahabharata; Bangani Ball Games; Bangladesh; Bangles; Barahmasa; Baul Song; Beads; Benfey, Theodor; Bhagavati Ritual Traditions of Kerala; Bhajan; Bhakti; Bhakti Saints; Bhand Pathar; Bhaoyaiya Song; Bharat Lila; Bhatiyali Song; Bhavai; Bhopo; Bhuta; Bhuta Kola; Bicar Gan Songs; Bihar; Bihishti Zewar; Birbal; Birth Songs; Bow Song (Vil Pattu); Brahui Folk Literature; Brass Bands; British Folklore (in South Asia); British, Folklore About; Brown, William Norman; Buddhism and Buddhist Folklore; Buddhism, Sri Lanka; Buddhist Sacred Geography, Sri Lanka; Buffalo; Bull-Pulling Competitions; Burra Katha; Buzkashi; Cait Parab; Calendar Art; Calendrical Rites and Ceremonies; Candaini (Lorik-Canda); Card Games; Carpets and Carpet Weaving; Cassettes; Caste and State, India and Nepal; Caste Mark (Bindi, Bottu); Caste Myths of Andhra Pradesh; Catholicism, Sri Lanka; Cavittu Natakam; Central Himalayan States (India); Chaharbayti; Chapbooks; Character Stereotypes; Chau; Chaube, Pandit Ram Gharib; Christianity, Kerala; Circumcision; Cockfighting; Colonialism and Folklore; Comedians, Jesters, and Clowns; Comic Books, India; Complaint; Conjuring; Cosmology, Hindu; Courtship, Afghanistan; Cow; Craft; Crafts and Development, India; Credit System (A Woman's Private Banking System in Rural India); Crooke, William C.; Daha-Ata-Sanniya; Dahe; Dance; Dance, Nepal; Dargah; Darikavadham; Darsan; Dasara; Dastan; Death Rituals; Dependent Performing Castes; Dev; Devnarayan; Dhami; Dhola; Diaspora, Africa; Diaspora, Carribean; Diaspora, Fiji and the South Pacific; Diaspora, North America; Diaspora, Southwestern Indian Ocean; Diaspora, U.K.; Divali/Dipavali; Divination; Divination, Balochi; Dohada (Pregnancy Motif); Draupadi; Dreams; Dress; Dress, Pakistan; Drsti (Evil Eye); Ellamma; Elwin, Verrier; Embroidery; Epic; Epic, Nepal; Epic, Sri Lanka; Epic, Tribal, Central India; Exorcism; Faience; Fairs and Festivals; Fate, Hindu; Fatimah; Festival of Saint Francis; Film Music; Film, Video, and Television Viewing, Nepal; Firewalking, Sri Lanka; Fish and Fishing; Floor Designs; Folk Art; Folk Art, Orissa; Folk Etymologies; Folk Literature; Folk Literature, Sinhalese; Folk Music; Folk Music, Nepal; Folk Painting; Folklorists; Folktale; Folktale, 'Tale Type'; Folktale, Nepal; Food and Foodways; Foodways, Bangladesh; Foodways, Pakistan; Fortune-tellers; Frere, Mary Eliza Isabella; Gambhira; Games; Games and Contests, Bangladesh; Ganesa; Gava