Mythos and Logos of the Warlis: A Tribal World View

Castes and Tribes of India Series
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  • Author :Ajay Dandekar
  • Year of Publication :1998
  • ISBN: :9788170226925
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 159
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Scheduled Castes and Schduled Tribes

About the Book :

This compilation represents a labour of love to describe a tribal culture before it is lost in an ethnocide, which threatens our tribal peoples today more than ever. A scholar and a priest have collaborated to bring together head and heart with a commitment to, and an empathy for the Warlis. These tribals have a contribution to make a challenge to pose to us, for the tribal is the other who questions and critiques our society in ways we cannot ignore, if we want to address the fundamental issues of our society with a humanising agenda. To make the text more accessible and credible the Warli legends and myths are presented in English and Warli, in the Roman as well as the Devanagari scripts. As such this collection represents an important contribution to ethnographic literature, on the Warlis in particular and more generally as well.

About Author :

Ajya Dandekar did his doctorate from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University In the early nineties. Since then he has been associated with the IGNCA and later a lecturer at Deccan College. His primary interests are with the pastoralists and hunter-gatherers of western India. He is now a Senior Research Fellow at the Social Science Centre, Mumbai, and a trustee of the Gunter Sonteimer foundation, Pune.