Folktales From Northern India

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In 1891, at a time when the study of India was primarily based on ancient texts, coins, and material remains, William Crooke dared to focus on living India—its everyday culture, age-old customs, and fictional narratives. With Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube, he recorded and published, over a period of six years, a remarkable collection of folktales from northern India.

The tales reflect the tapestry of social and personal lives of this region, the epicenter of a revolt against British ...

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Overview

In 1891, at a time when the study of India was primarily based on ancient texts, coins, and material remains, William Crooke dared to focus on living India—its everyday culture, age-old customs, and fictional narratives. With Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube, he recorded and published, over a period of six years, a remarkable collection of folktales from northern India.

The tales reflect the tapestry of social and personal lives of this region, the epicenter of a revolt against British rule in 1857. Although many of the tales were published in British ethnographic journals, a number of the manuscripts, in Chaube's handwriting, were unpublished; others existed only as old microfilm in a New Delhi library. Never before have they appeared as a single volume or been available in any one library or archive.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Carefully interpreted, this material should be of great value in collections supporting the study of both comparative folklore/literature and Indian culture … Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/professionals; general readers."

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Choice

"The magnitude and variety of the Crooke-Chaube collection is remarkable, and the tales are a pleasure to read. … a very significant contribution to the history of folklorists. To the readership they offer enlightenment as well as entertainment."

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Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

"Folktales from Northern India is a treasure trove indeed. … We are indebted to ABC-CLIO for bringing back into print many important collections of tales from what they call the 'golden age' of folklore. … Naithani provides an excellent, comprehensive, and illuminating introduction to this collection, situating it in the context of its times."

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Asian Folklore Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576076989
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/8/2008
  • Series: Classic Folk and Fairy Tales Series
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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