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From Fire Rain to Rebellion

Price : $38.75
ISBN # : 9788173048791
Author : Petter B. Andersen Marine Carrine Santosh K. Soren
pages: 392
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Manohar Publications
Published : 2010

The Santals, a major tribal group of India, are known for their Hul, an important rebellion led by charismatic heroes in 1855-7, and analyzed by subaltern historians as conveying political and intellectual concerns, such as peasant consciousness, pertinent to post-colonial India. After the rebellion, Christian missions were established in the Santal Parganas, among them, the Scandinavian Lutheran missionaries considered the Santals as a nation and wanted to create a Santal National Church, and their presence contributed to reinforce Santal identity. This volume presents selections from Rev. P.O. Bedding's collection of Santal folklore— three thousand pages now found in the Oslo University Library—which he collected from 1892 to around 1927. The editors have selected narratives.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Monday 25 October, 2010.
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