The present book is a laudable attempt to study the folk literature and folk arts of the Banjara-Lambanis, one of the original tribes of 'real' India. Dr. Naik explores the so far unknown facets of Lambani folk literature and arts comprehensively--folk songs, narrative songs, folk tales, proverbs, dance, Rangoli, embroidery, tattooing and folk dramas. In this book he establishes "a realm of study in which one could spend a lifetime with pleasure", mapping the whole world of Banjara-Lambanis' oral tradition. So this book is highly useful to the academics and interesting to the laymen.
About the Author:
DHANASING NAIK is a multi-faceted personality--a scholar, a poet, a director, an actor and folklorist par excellence. He poublished twenty research papers and delivered ten lectures of which two at International Folk Art Museum at Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. At present He is a Reader in the Institute of Kannada Studies, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.