Haryanvi Karke: A peek into folk wisdom

Batra, Jagdish (2019) Haryanvi Karke: A peek into folk wisdom. The Commonwealth Review, 26 (2). pp. 176-184.

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Abstract

Ancient societies have large repertoires of folklore including folk songs, folk tales, etc. This treasure is passed on from generation to generation in rural areas. The province of Haryana in India is one such society. The focus of study in this article are the Karke or the wisecracks, mostly in the form of couplets and verses. These comment on various subjects from daily chores to husbandry, farming, health, social ties, etc. Their simple articulation does not shear them of the subterranean truth. Also, their similarity to the Greek folklore is striking. My article seeks to underline the local as also the global character of these wisecracks.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Folklore | Songs | Haryana | Wisecracks | Indian proverbs
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Music
Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Museology
JGU School/Centre: Global Languages Centre
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 15:10
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 09:12
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2020

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