Soliciting a book review of Kamphorst on Marwari epic

Mahendra Kumar Mishra mkmfolk at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 12 10:42:16 UTC 2008

Dear George
 I am Dr Mahendr Kumar MIshra   from Orissa
 I am the writer of Oral Eppics of kalahandi  and a folklore   scholar
of India.
 You can see my  work in the web site
 searching my name or my work on folklore.
 If you are  interested in  sending the book on  oral epics  I am
ready to review this book.
with best regards,
mahendra  kumar mIshra published  mybook  oral epics of Kalahandi)

On 7/12/08, George Thompson <gthomgt at> wrote:
> Dear List,
> The editors of the online journal *Versification,* a journal devoted to
> comparative literary prosody, seek a scholar who is competent to review this
> book:
> "In Praise of Death. History and Poetry in Medieval Marwar (South Asia)," by
> Janet Kamphorst [Leiden Univ. Press 2008].
> One of the editors tells me:
> "According to the blurb, it's a study of heroic and epic war poetry
> transmitted by the poets of pastoral-nomadic communities in medieval Marwar
> (Rajasthan).  It evokes the lived past of the Rajput, Bhil and Charan of the
> Marwari desert with a detailed analysis of poetic sources and a big chunk on
> Dimgal prosody.  The author spent three years in anthropological and
> archival research for the book.  An appendix contains some extensive
> transliterations of the songs."
> Anyone interested in writing a review of this book should contact me or the
> editors of *Versification.*  Or if anyone on the list can recommend a
> scholar who would be competent and willing to write a review, please forward
> contact information, so that this person can be contacted and invited to do
> so.
> Thank you in advance,
> George Thompson

Drr Mahendta Kumar Mishra
State  Tribal Education Coordinator,
Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority,
UNit V Bhubaneswar 651001,India

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