This is the largest single collection of Indian tribal folklore comprising myths, legends, tales, songs and lore. This is an entirely original collection made through fieldwork among the tribal people of Orissa in India. Recorded on 208 cassettes, which are now also available in CDs, the material has been transcribed in Oriya script running to about 17000 pages, which are classified in terms of individual items for the convenience of researchers and scholars. The classification system is an improved version of the system followed by the Archives of Traditional Music and Folklore of Indiana University at Bloomington, where it is housed. The improvement has been made with the sole purpose of making the material visible and rendering it easy of access for the scholar........ more
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