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Folktales from India: A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)

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ISBN10: 0679748326
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Folktales from India is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts; animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues: sagacious jesters and magical storytellers; wise counselors and foolish kings — all of these inhabit a fabular world, yet one firmly grounded in everyday life. Augmented by A. K. Ramanujan's definitive introduction and notes, this is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-[346]).

About the Author

Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1959-1993) was a trans-disciplinary scholar, poet, translator, linguist, and folklorist. His works included Hymns for the Drowning, A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India, and Folktales from India.

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durgadas, December 31, 2008 (view all comments by durgadas)
This book is a scholarly yet readable translation and compilation of the rich heritage of folktale from diverse and complex Indian culture.This book should be widely publicised on the internet through blogs,facebook,websites etc for the awareness of young generations in India who need it most. Similar books on Folk Performing Arts in India must be published by well-known publishers like you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679748328
Editor:
Ramanujan, A. K.
Author:
Ramanujan, A. K.
Author:
Ramamujan, A. K.
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Oral tradition
Subject:
Oral tradition -- India.
Subject:
Tales -- India.
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
103-40
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B and W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.11 x 1 in 1.1875 lb

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