Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching / Edition 1

Storytellers, Saints, and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching / Edition 1

by Kirin Narayan
     
 

Supplements eight folk narratives with discussion of audience participation and response as well as relevant Hindu themes.

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Overview

Supplements eight folk narratives with discussion of audience participation and response as well as relevant Hindu themes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812212693
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Series:
Contemporary Ethnography
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,200,643
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration

Introduction

I. ORIENTATIONS
1. There's Always a Reason
2. Lives and Stories
3. Sadhus
4. The Listeners

II. STORYTELLING OCCASIONS
5. Loincloths and Celibacy
6. False Gurus and Gullible Disciples
7. Death and Laughter
8. Heaven and Hell
9. The Divine Storyteller

III. CONCLUSIONS
10. The World of the Stories
11. Storytelling as Religious Teaching

Epilogue

Appendices
1. Glossary of Commonly Used Hindi Terms
2. Map of India

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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