Folktales from India; A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages

Folktales from India; A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages

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Folktales from India; A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages by A.K. Ramanujan

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679748328
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Series: Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 789,768
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

A. K. RAMANUJAN (1929-1993) was William E. Colvin Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations and a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Striders, Relations, and Selected Poems. His translations from the languages of India include Folktales from India, Speaking of Siva, Some Kannada Poems, Samskara, Hymns for the Drowning, and Poems of Love and War.

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Folktales from India; A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-Two Languages 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book with lots of enchanting stories, but at times it can be hard to read. other than this I highly recommend you read it, its worth it!