Author:Nina Sabnani (Author) & B.N. Goswamy (Frwd)

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Kaavad Tradition of Rajasthan: A Portable Pilgrimage

By: Nina Sabnani (Author) & B.N. Goswamy (Frwd)

Price: $59.20

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Niyogi Books:

Seller ID: 106529

ISBN: 9789383098323

Condition: New


The kaavad of Rajasthan is a portable shrine with multiple doors that fold into themselves. The Kaavadiya Bhat or the storyteller journeys with this brightly painted wooden box to the homes of his patrons, to recite their genealogies and regale them with the stories of the pantheon of deities painted on the shrine. While the object serves as an aide- mémoire for the storyteller, the keeper of its secrets, his tales are meant to reaffirm the lineage of his patrons and their exalted place in the community. It is a tradition that binds communities in common memory and mythology. Where did it com... View more info