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By William Crooke, Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube, Sadhana Naithani

In 1891, at a time while the research of India was once based on historical texts, cash, and fabric continues to be, William Crooke dared to target dwelling India?€”its daily tradition, age-old customs, and fictional narratives. With Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube, he recorded and released, over a interval of six years, a amazing choice of folktales from northern India.The stories mirror the tapestry of social and private lives of this area, the epicenter of a rebellion opposed to British rule in 1857. even though a number of the stories have been released in British ethnographic journals, some of the manuscripts, in Chaube's handwriting, have been unpublished; others existed basically as outdated microfilm in a brand new Delhi library. by no means prior to have they seemed as a unmarried quantity or been to be had in anyone library or archive.

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