Images of Women in the Folk Songs of Garhwal Himalayas

By: Anjali Capila

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Leela sings while cutting grass on the hill-side. Her voice reverberates in akasha, unifying her song with all the elements. She expresses her lived experience to a friend near by, who responds to her song with a few lines. This creative dialogue is the song of individual experience, of participation, It brings richness and meaning to the lives of the women of Garhwal Himalayas. This book reiterates the significance of looking at the lived experience of communities with the nation of empathy, participation and wholeness, Wholeness means in that all parts belong together, that they partake in each other, Understanding culture is more that what the words imply. It involves an in-dwelling, listening to the hum behind the spoken word. Songs are to be understood as a matter of actual experience, of participation and of keen observation. All this means that a new form of perception, a different spiral of understanding other then that of objectivity is required. This approach is radically different from the normal linear methodologies of social science research which tend to fragment disciplines and treat human beings as passive objects. The way the songs have been looked at in this book provides very significant answers in terms of the new directions which need to be taken into account wherever human communities are involved. The validity of this approach is especially relevant for India because here cultural traditions are largely transmitted by oral means. This is the core-methodology of this book and one of its major contributions in order to set up clear guidelines for an alternate paradigm in anthropological field research. Printed Pages: 370.

Title: Images of Women in the Folk Songs of Garhwal Himalayas

Author Name: Anjali Capila

Categories: India, Sociology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd.: 2002

ISBN: 8170228964

ISBN 13: 9788170228967

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 112365

Keywords: Images of Women in the Folk Songs of Garhwal Himalayas Anjali Capila