Book Reviews

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY, ECO-LITERACY AND PLANETARY CRISIS

CRITICAL PEDAGOGY, ECOLITERACY AND PLANETARY CRISIS  THE ECO PEDAGOGYMOVEMENT  WRITTEN BY RICHARD KAHN  PUBLISHER- PETER LANG, New York 2012  [This book was sent to Folklore Foundation by Peter Lang Publisher to make a review. Folklore Foundation gave this book to Professor Radhamohan1, a Gandhian and an Environment Scientist of India who made a thorough the …

Popular Culture by John Weaver Publisher Peter Lang 2009 

Popular Culture by John Weaver Publisher Peter Lang 2009  Reviewed by Dr Mahendra Kumar Mishra  The Peter Lang publication entitled Popular Culture PRIMER written by John A. Weaver is a commendable work in the field of understanding the paradigm shift from conventional definition of culture to popular culture cutting across the history of human civilization.  …

Stories about Posts: Vedic Variations Around the Hindu Goddess

Stories about Posts: Vedic Variations Around the Hindu Goddess By Madeleine Biardeau. Translated by Alf Hiltebeitel, Marie-Louise Reiniche, and James Walker. Edited by Alf Hiltebeitel and Marie-Louise Reiniche. 2004. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN: 0-226-04595-1 (hard cover).   Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 988 words • Review posted on May …

Indian Folktales from Mauritius

Indian Folktales from Mauritius Translated by Dawood Auleear and Lee Haring. Edited by Dawood Auleear and Lee Haring. 2006. Nungambakkam: National Folklore Support Centre. 116 pages. ISBN: 81-901481-7-6 (soft cover).   Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 917 words • Review posted on October 10, 2007 In Journal of  Folklore Research, Indiana  …

Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts

Seditious Histories: Contesting Thai and Southeast Asian Pasts By Craig J. Reynolds. 2006. Seattle: University of Washington Press. 376 pages. ISBN: 0-295-98610-7 (soft cover).   Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 1305 words • Review posted on June 18, 2009]   The book is comprised of eleven well-researched essays on various aspects …

Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village

Fierce Gods:  Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village By Diane P. Mines. 2006. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 240 pages. ISBN: 0-253-34576-6 (hardcover), 0-253-21765-2 (softcover).   Reviewed by Mahendra K. Mishra, Independent Scholar [Review length: 567 words • Review posted on August 22, 2006, In Journal of  Folklore Research, Indiana  …