Cradle songs & Playtime Verses of Assam

Book Summary

  • Editor: Navakanta Barua
  • Year of Publication: 1999
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  • Price: 75

Cradle songs & Playtime Verses of Assam is an English rendering of nursery rhymes and lullabies from seven indigenous languages of Assam by Professor Navakanta Barua. This book presents the translation of a number of lullabies and nursery rhymes from the Boro-Kachari, Dimasa, Karbi, Mising, Rabha and Assamese communities. The lucid translation of these lullabies and rhymes into English from each of the ethnic languages provides a great opportunity to the readers to learn about the beliefs and thought process in relation to the world of children belonging to these communities. This book also includes a brief chapter titled ‘A Note on The Languages and the People’