Raja Nal and the Goddess [electronic resource] : the north Indian epic Dhola in performance / Susan Snow Wadley.
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- Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, c2004.
1 online resource (261 p.)
- Nala (Hindu mythology) in literature.
Folk literature, Hindi -- History and criticism.
Epic poetry, Hindi -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- ""... [T]ells a wonderful story, one much loved in northern India.... fills an important lacuna in the work on oral epic."" -- Lindsey HarlanDhola is an oral epic performed primarily by lower-caste, usually illiterate, men in the Braj region of northern India. The story of Raja Nal, ""a king who does not know he is a king,"" this vast epic portrays a world of complex social relationships involving changing and mistaken identities, goddesses, powerful women, magicians, and humans of many differen
- Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Note on Transliteration; 1. Introducing Dhola; 2. The Story of Dhola; 3. Dhola as Performed: Two Singers; 4. The Goddess and the Bhakti Traditions of Braj; 5. Motini, Dumenti, and Other Royal Women; 6. Oil Pressers, Acrobats, and Other Castes; 7. Who is Raja Nal?; Appendix 1: List of Characters; Appendix 2: Oral Performances; Glossary of Key Hindi Terms; Notes; References Cited; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -231) and index.
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