Soliciting a book review of Kamphorst on Marwari epic

Mahendra Kumar Mishra mkmfolk at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 13 02:23:56 UTC 2008

 Dear George,
Thank you very much  for the kind mail.
 kind regards

On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 1:49 AM, George Thompson <gthomgt at> wrote:
> Dear Mahendra,
> I will forward your information to the editors.  There have been a few
> replies already.  The decision is not in my hands.  I am merely connecting
> the editors to Indologists who are interested in the book.  They will send a
> copy of the book to the person who is chosen.
> Best wishes,
> George
> Mahendra Kumar Mishra wrote:
>> 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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