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Item Code: IDD736
Author: Rama Raju
Publisher: National Book Trust
Edition: 1997
ISBN: 8123722184
Pages: 186 (B & W Illus: 7)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5" X 5.5"

About the Book

ANDHRA PRADESH, one of the most important Indian States, has a sizeable tribal population -such as, among others, the chenchus, the Yandadis, the Koyas, the Savaras and The Khonds -who worship a number of nature gods and goddesses. Their rituals, often characterized by songs and dances, have markedly aesthetic undertones. The Area has also been for centuries a meeting ground for several religions and communities and almost each has significantly contributed to the rich folklore of the land. While such folk arts from Andhra as Muggu and Kalamkari, the dance form called the Kuchipudi, and puppets from Chittoor district are somewhat familiar, vast areas relating to the vivid folk traditions of the region still remain little known. The present book, written for the general reader, is a comprehensive survey of that heritage.

About the Author

DR. B. RAMA RAJU has written a number of books in Telugu, Sanskrit and English. His studies on Telugu folk songs are well known.




  1. The Land and the People
  2. Myths and Mythology
  3. Religion and Magic
  4. Customs and Traditions
  5. Fairs and Festivals
  6. Oral Literature
  7. Folk Music and Dance
  8. Folk Art and Entertainment

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