Folk god of the South: Khandoba

First published in 1961 and its enlarged edition in 2002, this book traces the origins, the transformations, the various ritualistic worships and the popularity of the folk-god ‘Khandoba’. It also offers some important references of texts / scriptures associated with the god, along with the author’s comments on them. It presents the readers an overview of the debate, which followed when the British banned certain barbaric forms of vowing and committing to Khandoba. Finally, it also familiarizes the readers with some folk-based poetry related to the god and their composers- ‘Shahaeer’s like Mathaji Shimpi, Shaheer Bapu, Nama Dhanaji Parit-Jagtap etc.



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