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Sri Devnarayan Katha

An Oral Narrative of Marwar by: Aditya Malik

The book presents the Sri Devnarayan Katha, an oral narrative extolling the life and deeds of Sri Devnarayan, a much-venerated deity of Rajasthan, that provides insights into the complex social history and sacred significance of the deity, his worship and his devotees. It thus explores questions on our understanding of verbal arts and oral traditions.

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ISBN: 9788124602256
Year Of Publication: 2003
Edition: 1st
Pages : xvi, 408 [+8]
Bibliographic Details : Glossaries; Bibliography
Language : Hindi
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 800

Overview

The book presents the Sri Devnarayan Katha, an oral narrative extolling the life and deeds of Sri Devnarayan, a much-venerated deity of Rajasthan, that provides insights into the complex social history and sacred significance of the deity, his worship and his devotees. It thus explores questions on our understanding of verbal arts and oral traditions.

Contents

Prefatory Note

Acknowledgements
Map of Rajasthan with locations from the narrative
Introduction
Glossary
Bibliography

Meet the Author
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Aditya Malik received his PhD in the History of Religions of South Asia from the University of Heidelberg in 1990. He has taught at the Universities of Heidelberg and Bamberg and was awarded his Habilitation in Modern Indian Studies from Heidelberg in 1998. His interests cover pilgrimage, oral traditions, multimedia and cultural studies, as well as post-colonial and post-modern issues relating to the study of Hinduism. He has held fellowships of the German Research Council, been the Representative in India of the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg between 1999-2001, and is a UNESCO International Consultant. His publications include a monograph on the pilgrimage of Pushkar and a forthcoming study and translation of the narrative of Sri Devnarayan (Oxford University Press, NewYork, in press). Currently he is Senior Lecturer in Indian Religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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