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Storytime in India : Wedding Songs, Victorian Tales, and the Ethnographic Experience.

Author: Helen Priscilla Myers; Umesh Chandra Pandey
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2019.
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Storytime in India is an exploration of the stories that come out of ethnographic fieldwork. Helen Priscilla Myers and Umesh Chandra Pandey examine the ways in which their research collecting Bhojpuri wedding songs became interwoven with the stories of their lives, their work together, and their shared experience reading The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Myers, Helen Priscilla.
Storytime in India : Wedding Songs, Victorian Tales, and the Ethnographic Experience.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2019
Named Person: Anthony Trollope
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Priscilla Myers; Umesh Chandra Pandey
ISBN: 0253041651 9780253041654
OCLC Number: 1104726584
Notes: 70. Arrival of the Bride in her Sasural, the Gauna
Description: 1 online resource (530 pages)
Contents: Cover; STORYTIME in INDIA; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF SONGS AND ACCESSING THE AUDIO FILES; Prologue; Introduction: Umesh Explains Storytime; 1. A Fulbright Grant to Banaras, India; 2. Toast; Interlude I: Lizzie Greystock; 3. Setting Up Our Apartment in Banaras, 2007; 4. The Daily Routine; Interlude II: Sir Florian; 5. Arranging an Indian Wedding; 6. The Search for a Boy; 7. Helen and Umesh Meet; 8. Viewing the Bride; 9. The Tilak Talk Begins; 10. Gangajali; 11. The Tilak, Explained by Umesh; 12. Song Journey; 13. Tilak Songs 14. "Dress Him in a Bra and Bodice": Gali for the Tilak15. The Songs Become Personal; 16. "We Sell Dreams"; 17. Saguni Songs: "This Night Is Ours"; Interlude III: Lady Eustace; 18. Umesh Remembers Charlotte Wiser; 19. Matikor: Sashi Interrupts, but We Do Not Hear "A Mare Has Pissed"; 20. Helen's Pounding Pot; 21. Umesh Explains Gali; Interlude IV: Lucy Morris; 22. The Kalas and the Harish; 23. Arranging a Priest; 24. Wedding Expenses; 25. The Island Diaspora: My Introduction to Indian Culture from Far Away; Interlude V: Frank Greystock; 26. Granny Music; 27. Ethnomusicology 28. The Turmeric Is PleasingInterlude VI: The Eustace Necklace; 29. Heat; 30. Kissing; 31. The Bride and Groom Go to the Kohabar; 32. The Blue Blue Horse; 33. Umesh Tells the Krishna Story; Interlude VII: Lady Linlithgow's Mission, the Sawab of Mygawb; 34. And Love; 35. Kabir; 36. Great Novels and Lesser Novels; 37. Trapping the Family Gods; Interlude VIII: Mr. Burke's Speeches; 38. Helen Contracts Typhoid; 39. Getting the Siri at the Home of the Potter; 40. "My Husband Is the Inspector of Police"; Interlude IX: The Conquering Hero Comes; 41. The Evil Eye; 42. Umesh Gets Malaria 43. "The Elephant Is Adorned, the Horse Is Adorned"44. Preparing for Winter; 45. "Sexy Sweetheart Drinks Slowly Slowly"; 46. The Jaluaa; 47. The Story of Krishna and the Crocodile: A Song with Many Many Stories; 48. Umesh Tells the Remainder of the Krishna Story; 49. More Jaluaa Songs and Stories; Interlude X: Showing What the Miss Fawns Said and What Mrs. Hittaway Thought; 50. Charlotte Wiser Leaves Karimganj; 51. Wedding Night; 52. Mona's Nacchu Nahawan in Rasalpur; 53. Protecting the Bride from the Evil Eye; Interlude XI: Lizzie and Her Lover; 54. Arrival at the Janmassa 55. Gali for Barati People and Bridegroom56. What about Clothes and Ornaments?; 57. Bhajan Interlude; Interlude XII: Lord Fawn at His Office; 58. Umesh Recalls His Wedding; 59. Feeding the Wedding Party; 60. Dwar Puja-the New System; 61. The Animal Party; 62. Departure of the Barat; Interlude XIII: I Only Thought of It; 63. The Bridegroom Enters the Courtyard; 64. The Bride Enters the Courtyard; 65. Donation of the Virgin Daughter; 66. Ceremony of the Puffed Rice; 67. The Sindur Ritual; 68. The Kohabar Ritual; 69. Ceremony at the Ganges; Interlude XIV: Showing What Frank Greystock Did

Abstract:

Storytime in India is an exploration of the stories that come out of ethnographic fieldwork. Helen Priscilla Myers and Umesh Chandra Pandey examine the ways in which their research collecting Bhojpuri wedding songs became interwoven with the stories of their lives, their work together, and their shared experience reading The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope.

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