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V Hari Saravanan

V.Hari Saravanan was born in the city of Mumbai, later moved to Chennai spending most of his life in these two metros without forsaking his connection with his native Kongu cultural geography in Tamil Nadu. His innate love for traditions at home and among his immediate society made him question and find out answers for ritual practices happening around him. This led him to research on a variety of topics ranging from Silambam martial art of Tamil Nadu, Indian Folklore and Ecology, Oral history, Archaeology and iconography, Religion and belief systems. His research and documentation in Indian Folklore led him to co-author the book Anubavankalin Nizhal Padai — in Tamil about the oral histories among Dalit, Pastoral and Adivasi communities across India. His Ethnographic studies led him to travel across states in India to document Folk Oral Literatures, Folk Paintings and for Cultural tourism projects with the direct participation of local population. His passion is towards conservation and proper presentation of community and individual oral knowledge systems.

Books by V Hari Saravanan