This fascinating book by Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh is the first full-length study of the glorious cultural heritage of Nepal Terai.
Employing first hand, oral sources, Dr.Rakesh (a leading Nepalese cultural critic) brings to light the great cultural scenario of the unexplored Terai of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.
The book begins with the introduction of Mithila script, language and oral literature central to the soul of Nepal Terai and moves ahead to analyze socio culture issues like marriage customs, romance of betal chewing, mango mood of Mithila, spring festivals, Vivaha Panchami, Dasai, Deepawali, Chattaparva and others.
‘Nepal Terai’ also includes chapters on Mithila woman artists, girl-child in Nepal Terai and notes on legendary figures like Janak, the philosopher kings, Ganesha and Mai, the mother goddess of Nepal Terai. A special chapter on Lumbani, birthplace of Buddha that falls in Nepal Terai, has also been added.
This book will open new vistas to scholars and the everyday reader alike, curious to know the glamour of the folkways and oral traditions of Nepal Terai.
A special chapter on Lumbani, the birthplace of Buddha, which is in Nepal Terai, has also been added.
The Cultural Heritage of Nepal Terai will open new vistas to the scholars curious to know the glamor of the folkways and oral traditions of Nepal Terai.