The songs in the villages of India have a richness and variety which is rare. There are birth songs, marriage songs, songs sung in the fields or while doing some work, such as grinding corn, crushing cane, pressing oil-seeds, or simply narrating a story. In this representative translation of Indian rural songs, the author has brought together the best of these. The translations are in simple and yet forceful verse, with explanatory notes wherever needed. This is a book for the scholar as well as general reader, and for all those who are interested in discovering the fascinating ageless culture of India.
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