Soma Deb & B. Sinha (Authors)
Title Encyclopaedia of Fairs and Festivals in India
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Raj Publications 2001
8186208143 / 9788186208144
Seller ID 106327
A welcome addition to the compelling resources of academic, public and Research Libraries, this single volume compact encyclopaedia is the first attempt to give an Account of not only the Fairs, Festivals and Festivities observed currently in India, but provides t I valuable vestiges of our past traditions, now relinquished with the time.Through full focus is on the what, why and how of the Pan Indian Festivals, this useful work offers entries on both the seasonal and Religious ceremonies of all the Regions of India, be it South Indian Festivals, or of the North, West, East or north-east. This handy volume goes further to expore numerous local and tribal rituals and ceremonies.On this subject, this is the first encyclopaedia, as no work of this Nature was published in the last two millennium. A reference tool based an standard books, attempt has also been made to bring together the leading festivals of different Religions of India, a nation that has embraced Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zoroastianism and naturally the work also covers apart from Hinduism, major Buddhishist, Jains and Sikh festivals. The work is profusely illustrated having numerous cross-references for easy access to informations. Thus, the range of information provided and the convenience of arrangement make this the ideal companion for all who wish to have a glimpse of Indian culture through its Colour seasonal celebrations.Printed Pages: 256.
Encyclopaedia of Fairs and Festivals in India Soma Deb & B. Sinha (Authors)