Performing Identities: Celebrating Indigeneity in the Arts

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G. N. Devy, Geoffrey V. Davis, Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty
Routledge, 2015 - History - 382 pages
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Plates -- Introduction -- 1. The Hyena Wears Darkness: Stories as Teaching Tools -- 2. Reading Khoekhoe and Khasi Folktales Juxtapositionally: Political Insights and Social Values in Two Traditional Narratives -- 3. 'Kissa-Heer': A Gem of Oral Tradition -- 4. Magical Rhythms: Psycho-Sexual and Religious Significance of Tribal Dance -- 5. Foregrounding the Margin: Traditional Value Systems of Lepchas of India and Igbos of Nigeria -- 6. Charting the Multiple Scripts of Santali: Notes Towards a Visual History of Adivasi Languages and Literatures -- 7. Translating Identity as Lexicon: P.O. Bodding and A Santal Dictionary -- 8. Marginalized Music: A Case Study from Western Orissa/India -- 9. Storying Sovereignty and 'Sustainable Self-Determination': Alexis Wright's Carpentaria and Warwick Thornton's -- 10. The Socio-Political Imperative of Nigerian Festivals -- 11. Ogoni Dances, Masquerades and Worldview -- 12. 'Black Indian' Women and Blood Rules: Hyphenated Hybridities on the Margins of America -- 13. Cultural Celebrations of Life: Rituals of a Hill Tribe -- 14. The /Xam Narratives of the Bleek and Lloyd Collection: Exploring 19th-Century San Mythology -- 15. Staging the Indian Reserve: Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters -- 16. Indigenous Knowledge and Global Translation: Reconstruction of Australia through Aboriginal Imagination in Alexis Wright's Carpentaria -- 17. Contesting the Curative Space: Politics of Healing in the Narratives of Nyole Ethno-Medical Practitioners -- 18. Conquering Adversity through Art: An Evaluation of Moranic Performances by the Maasai People of Kenya -- 19. Women and Indigenous Resistance in Tess Onwueme's Tell It To Women and What Mama Said -- 20. Tracing Post-Colonial Questions in Ancient Thought -- About the Editors

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G. N. Devy is Founder, Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh, and Founder, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre, Baroda (Vadodara), Gujarat, India.

Geoffrey V. Davis is Chairperson, European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS).

K. K. Chakravarty is Chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, and Chancellor, National University of Education Planning and Administration, New Delhi, India.

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