Folklore in The New Millennium

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This age of post modernism has woken up from the slumber of modernism and begun to recognize certain plus points of Pre-modern Age that have been discounted as unscientific and unreliable during modernism. Consequently, the local and the specific issues have acquired importance. Unlike the age of modernism that threatened the existence and sustenance of folklore, this Age compassionately protects and preserves the treasures of folklore. The scholars through their papers have endeavoured to describe and discuss various issues of folklore in this new millennium. This book presents a good gamut of scholars from highly academic to greatly experienced people in folklore. All the papers are divided into three major categories. The first section covers general issues of folklore in the new millennium. The second describes various genres and themes of folklore, and the third discusses the relationship of folklore with history and tourism. The information, the hypotheses and the analysis will certainly interest and benefit folklore enthusiasts.


Dr. Manchi Sarat Babu is working as a Reader in English at Government Degree College Srisailam. He has had a brilliant academic career, having obtained his M.A. and M.Phil., from Nagarjuna Univesity and P.G.D.T.E. from CIEFL (Hyderabad) and Ph.D. from S.K. University, Anantapur. He got the best teacher award for the year 2000-2001 from Lions Club International, Srisailam. As a perceptive critic of Indian drama, he has presented several scholarly papers at various seminars and conferences and published many papers in journals and books. He is the author of the well-known book entitled, Indian Drama Today and Vijay Tendulkar’s Ghashiriam Kotwal.


Dr. Pedarapu Chenna Reddy (Born in 1959) got his Post Graduate Degree (1984) from S.K. University, Aanantapur, M.Phil. (1986), Ph.D. (1988) and P.G. Diploma in Epigraphy (1988) from S.V. University, Tirupati and P.G. Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management (2001) from Andhra University, Waltair. His book Guilds in Medieval Andhra Desa was widely acclaimed by the academicians and students alike. Dr. Reddy has to his credit more than 42 research papers on various aspects of ancient, medieval and modern history published in National and International Journals, Felicitation and Commemorative volumes. He is the life member of Indian History Congress, South Indian History Congress, A.P. History Congress, Epigraphical Society of India, Numismatic Society of South India, Andhra Pradesh Janapada Sahitya Samiti, Piligrimage Society of India, Folklore Society of South Indian Languages, Ropckart Society of India, world Telugu Federation etc. He has attended the annual sessions of these and various other professional bodies and presented research Indian History Congress and presently Joint Secretary of South Indian History Congress & A.P. History Congress. He was the district Chariman and President of Lions Club International (324 D3), Vice-President Indian Red Cross Society, Srisailam. 17 M. Phil’s, and 2 Ph.D. Degrees were awarded under his guidance and 5 Ph.D’s are in advanced stage of completion. He is an active Social and academic worker and is instrumental in establishing in Government Degree College and Dr. Ambedkar Open University Study Centre in the Srisailam Project for the poor, dalilt and tribal people. He received several felicitations, and awards such as Global Telugus Glory award (1995); Sahiti Sarswati Siripi anjaneyulu State award (1999); Best Teacher Award by Bandaru Sarojini Devi Memorial Foundation (2000). Moreover, his Bio-data was published in Who is who in the world and V.I.P.’s of A.P. International (1995-96).


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Folklore in The New Millennium
1st ed.
xlii+256p., Tables; Plates; Notes; References; Index; 29cm.