Folktales From India

Folktales From India

A Selection of Oral Tales From Twenty-two Languages

Book - 1991
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An enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are 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 inhabit a fabular world, yet one that is also firmly grounded in everyday life. Here is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1991
ISBN: 9780679748328
0679748326
Branch Call Number: 398.20954 Folkt
Characteristics: xxxi, 345 p. : ill., map. --
Additional Contributors: Ramanujan, A. K. 1929-

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