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Raja Nal and the Goddess: The North Indian Epic Dhola in Performance

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"... [T]ells a wonderful story, one much loved in northern India.... fills an important lacuna in the work on oral epic." -Lindsey Harlan Dhola is an oral epic performed primarily by lower-caste, usually illiterate, men in the Braj region of northern India. The story of Raja Nal, "a king who does not know he is a king," this vast epic portrays a world of complex social relationships involving changing and mistaken identities, goddesses, powerful women, magicians, and humans of many different castes. In this comprehensive ...

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0253217245

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9780253217240

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Raja Nal and the Goddess: The North Indian Epic Dhola in Performance
2004, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253217240

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Raja Nal and the Goddess: The North Indian Epic Dhola in Performance
2004, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

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