Articles and Reviews

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Indian Folk Epics: The epic of Haalumatha

This is an oral epic of the shepherd community (called 'kuruba' in Kannada) that is spread over, mainly, the northern parts of Karnataka, especially in the districts of Belgaum, Gulbarga and Bellari. This oral epic has preserved for generations the collective experiences of the community and its cultural heroes, and its living traditions.