Established in 1969, Manohar is a publishing house and a bookseller serving individuals and libraries. We export books by mail and have a bookstore at Ansari Road in Delhi.
Manohar initially sold only rare and out of print publications, but soon branched out into local sale/export of new books published in India, and then into publishing of scholarly works under its own imprint.
21 August, 2012
Magahi Folklore and Folk Tales
Folklore and Folk Tales
language Magahi is the modern derivative of the word ‘Magadhi’ which is treated
as the Prakrit language giving rise to such other modern Indian languages as
Bengali, Assamese, and Oriya, in addition to the two other modern languages of
Bihar (and adjoining regions) namely, Maithili and Bhojpuri. Magahi and its
varieties are spoken in South Bihar, Jharkhand, and parts of Bengal, and
Orissa. Magadh as a region in India has been quite significant historically.
One of the best-known Magadh kings of the Indian subcontinent was Emperor
Ashoka (269-232 BC) who was largely responsible for starting the spread of
Buddhism in South Asia and Sri Lanka, and also for sending Buddhit missionaries
to various Greek successors of Alexander in Western Asia. This book is the
first of its kind in English and has attempted to discuss the various aspects
of the more modern treatment of the term folklore to refer to the everyday
culture and its so-called ‘little traditions’ as reflected to some extent in
its table of contents. It also includes some popular folk tales.
is a Lecturer Emerita at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. She has
also taught Hindi at University of Chicago, Chicago; University of Michigan,
Ann arbor; and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her research
areas include pedagogical grammars of Hindi, linguistic structure of Magahi,
and Magahi folklore.
ISBN 978-81-7304-804-3 2008 170p.
Rs.425/ pounds 35