Proverbs and Folklore of Kumaun and Garhwal

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Ganga Datt Upreti
Concept Publishing Company, 1894 - Folk literature, Garhwali - 400 pages
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Originally Published Towards The End Of 19Th Century, It Is A Rich Collections Of Proverbs, Axioms, Sayings And Phrases For Specific Occasions As Well As The Customs And Manners Out Of Which They Arise. Classified Into More Than 200 Themes. An Appendix Furnishes 114 New Proverbs.
 

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The book has been written in the earlier part of 19th century and is having an avid discription of Kumaoni and Garwhali proverbs which are relevant even today.Authors has shown great intellect in doing so.He, being acivil servant in those days,had carried out extensive research to preserve the dialect.It is a great book for Kumaonis and Garwalis who can peep in our history through it.My tribute to the author for many other books about Kumaon and Garwhal history and dialect, written by him.
Vimal Upreti
 

Contents

Ability
1
Baniyas or shopkeepers
7
Bribery and Gifts
13
Chastity and Unchastity
19
Common property
23
Courage under despair
29
Deferred hopes
35
Dishonesty
41
Lame excuses
171
Litigation and justice
180
Meanness
188
Middle or moderated course
196
Miser
204
New compared with old
210
Ones own deeds etc never bad
217
Paramours
220

Envy
48
False modesty
55
False hopes
56
Faultfinding
67
Foolish ambition
80
Force or compulsion
86
Gods judgments
92
Good words
101
Health
113
Ignorance
118
Improper union
124
Indifference
131
Injustice and oppression
137
Innocence
153
Intoxicating drugs
159
Irretrievable losses
169
Perseverence and determination
226
Poverty
233
Prosperity and affluence
242
Quarrels and Discords
273
Rejoicing at others calamity
288
Remedy
299
Ridicule and laughter
315
Secrets
320
Shamelessness
330
Society
338
Trust and sincerity
344
Ungratefulness
350
Vacillation
358
Virtue of necessity
364
Wilfulness
370
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