Banglar Lok-Sanskriti Bengali Folk Literature by Wakil Ahmed PDF.
The Book Name – Banglar Lok-Sanskriti (Folk Culture of Bengal),
Author – Doctor Wakil Ahmed,
Book format – PDF,
Book Pages – 501,
Book Size -14 MB,
Author Wakil Ahmed has written the book Banglar Lok-Sanskriti (Folk Culture of Bengal).
The famous Folk Culture book Banglar Lok-Sanskriti (Folk Culture of Bengal) is written by the author Wakil Ahmed. Author Wakil Ahmed has collected a lot of information in favor of the discourse from the collection of folklore and discussion books published by local and foreign scholars. He also collected information from the unpublished collection of folklore preserved in the Bangla Academy and also recorded some elements of his personal collection in this book. This number is based on basic photographs and diagrams as proof of the data. In determining the nature and characteristics of folk culture, the author has given more importance on folk information in his book.
The author discusses the elements of Bengali folk culture in a total of eight chapters including introduction in this book. The folk culture of Bengal can be judged on the basis of various information and elements and it can be said that the present culture of Bengal is of three classes. First, urban culture, folk culture and primitive culture. Author Wakil Ahmed has reviewed every subject in his book.
Author Wakil Ahmed’s other famous impeccable works are: –
Bengali Folk Music Bhatiali Song (বাংলা লোকসংগীত ভাটিয়ালি গান),
Foreign tourists in Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশে বিদেশি পর্যটক),
The genre of Bengali folk literature (বাংলা লোক-সাহিত্যের ধারা)
Bengali Philosophy (বাঙালির দর্শনচিন্তা),
Person and personality (ব্যক্তি ও ব্যক্তিত্ব),
Bengali Literary Mantra (বাংলা সাহিত্য মন্ত্র),
People and technology (লোক ও প্রযুক্তি),
Bhavaiya folk music (লোকসংগীত ভাওয়াইয়া),
Some Discussions on Folklore: What is folklore?
In different countries of the world, different images of folk literature have appeared in different regional and local tastes. In fact, folk literature is a crop of folklore. Folklore is not the pursuit of the message of the conscious mind. If there was a careful and well-thought-out mindset, the people would not only rely on folklore for their creations but would also make arrangements to protect them permanently. Folklore is nothing more than a spontaneous expression of their real feelings of happiness and sorrow. In such a case, there is no such thing as a detailed description of a subject in any branch of folklore. Incidents related to people’s curiosity are more, ability and pursuit is less. That is why the information and theories of people’s lives were not reflected in their writings in an orderly manner. Most of the essays are full of exaggerations and incoherent utterances. Such as folklore rhyme puzzles etc. Feminine lyrics are prolific. Folk music is passionately religious. The only ballads of folk music are some integrated and informative compositions. Proverbs express integrated experience. It is very difficult to find the mysteries of various forms of folk life from uncultured and incoherent folk writings. Besides, educated people have not given much importance to this part for a long time.
Folklore is changeable, so only the form of folk life of the time when folklore is collected is captured in it. The collection and preservation of folklore is possible only through the interest and efforts of the educated society. As a result of their neglect, the neglected people have remained out of our sight. The curiosity of the scholarly community about Bangladesh folklore and folk culture has been aroused in recent times. It can be said that most of the inspiration came from Europe. Interest has been seen in Europe for some time now and effective results have been found in the pursuit of Sudhimandali. The most notable names in this are Reverend James Long, Reverend William Morton, John Henry Dumont, George Abraham Grierson, William Wilson Hunter, Edward Tweet Dalton, Herbert Hope Risley, James Wise, William Crook and others. Some of them have compiled and discussed books and some of them have written valuable articles and shed light on the ethnography, folklore, theology, linguistics etc. of Bengal. In particular, Grierson’s Linguistic Survey of India (Vol. 5), The Sons Manik Chandra (1873), The Sons of Garakhsnath (1877), Hunter’s Annals of Rural Bengal (1868), Dalton’s famous book ‘Descriptive Ethnology of Bengal’ ( 1872) There are other authors whose books and names could not be mentioned due to the brevity of this webpage. Etc. There is a lot of valuable information about the ethnography and culture of the Bengali people and tribes. Most of these were written in the last half of the 19th century. The author has a detailed discussion in this book. The author has collected information from various books of Dr. Sadhan Kumar Bhattacharya Gopal Haldar, Dr. Sunitikumar Chattopadhyay and Abanindranath Tagore’s ‘Bageshwari Art Essays’ in this book.
In the first chapter he discusses the definition and nature of culture and in particular the development and characteristics of the origin of Bengali folk culture.
Chapter 2: In this chapter, there are materials of mind culture in image design. Judging by the different patterns, he has determined the concept or motif of folklore and design.
Chapter 3: Folk Dance People Charger Charger has its identity. In these cases, he has researched and analyzed the relationship and coordination formula.
Chapter 4: The main topic in this chapter is folk music. Musical instruments are a symbol of sculptural culture. Here the general identity of the musical instruments prevalent in the society is recorded. Not only music and dance, but also other aspects of folk life have been tried to mention as much as possible their practical usefulness.
The folklore described in the fifth chapter is included in the formal culture. Divided into five sections – Child Birth, Marriage, Disease and Death, Crop Cultivation and Livestock – explaining the general identity of the rituals under each category as well as their underlying significance. Custom dies hard – custom dies not easily lost. Customs or rituals are formed by relying on some experience of national life. Intensive association of customs with the blood of the nation. Thus the ancient information of the nation can be recovered by analyzing the customs. They contain the seeds of many ancient reforms. These are valuable materials in the judgment of the nation’s anthropology. Acrobatics and practices of folklore painted in various colors.
The author mentions in the sixth chapter some historical, mythological and most fictional Pir-Pirani. In the context of the discussion, they shed light on how they have influenced the Bengali folklore by taking a godlike place. The description of the customs and traditions prevalent in the country related to Pir-Pirani has evaluated their impact on folk life. It captures the nature of folklore in this country. They transform the primitive religious thought of helpless human origin into a flowing stream.
Chapter 7 entitled Folklore and Folklore: discusses many ethnographic elements of the Bengali nation. Enigma, magic, taboo, totem, etc. are among these fundamental beliefs and reforms in search of the mysteries of the world’s primitive religions. Multiple identities of primitive consciousness-oriented folk psychology are found in these.
Chapter VIII: This chapter contains general descriptions of worldly sports. Sports are a source of entertainment and leisure. They contain many hidden materials of ethnographic, social and historical experiences of the nation’s own past life. Various images of tribal-centric tribal society and feudal rural society are scattered like fossils.
The author has tried to uncover and establish this fact by analyzing the chapters in question as a whole. And so the religion of a living folk culture. The author has tried to engage in scientific discussions by collecting and classifying materials from the forest of faith reform, which is a pile of passion. In this way, the book Banglar Lok-Sanskriti (Folk Culture of Bengal) written by the author Dr. Wakil Ahmed can be said to be the first book on this subject and such discussion book in Bangladesh.
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