Monday on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales Told by Urmila Devi Sood / Edition 1

Monday on the Dark Night of the Moon: Himalayan Foothill Folktales Told by Urmila Devi Sood / Edition 1

by Kirin Narayan, Urmila Devi Sood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195103491

ISBN-13: 9780195103496

Pub. Date: 06/19/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Here are the twenty-one stories that Urmilaji told. On her instruction, I have divided the stories into two broad sets: tales associated with various women's rituals and tales for entertainment on long, cold winter nights.  See more details below

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Here are the twenty-one stories that Urmilaji told. On her instruction, I have divided the stories into two broad sets: tales associated with various women's rituals and tales for entertainment on long, cold winter nights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195103496
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/19/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
A Note on Transliteration
List of Illustrations
Introduction3
1Across the Seven Seas27
2Daughter, My Little Bread!41
3First Sour, then Sweet50
4The Daughter-in-Law With No Groom59
5The Frog Groom64
6The Fragrant Melon70
7Under the Berry Bush79
8The Female Weevil Who Fasted88
9The Dog-Girl95
10The Skein Woman101
11The Twelve Years of Affliction109
12Earth into Gold125
13In the Court of Destiny135
14The Floating Flower147
15Heaven and Hell154
16The Two Gems159
17The Astrologers' Treachery171
18The Devouring Demoness178
19Love Like Salt189
20Fair with Freckles193
21The Girl Who Went on Quests200
Afterword207
Appendix: A Note on Translation223
Acknowledgments227
Notes231
Bibliography255

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