ISBN-10:
0195103491
ISBN-13:
2900195103495
Pub. Date:
06/19/1997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
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

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

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.

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ISBN-13: 2900195103495
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)

About the Author

Kirin Narayan, Associate Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is an anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist. She is author of Storytellers, Saints and Scoundrels: Folk Narrative in Hindu Religious Teaching, which won the 1991 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing and shared the Elsie Clews Parsons Prize for Folklore. She is also author of Love, Stars and All That, a novel about South Asian Americans.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(6)
A Note on Transliteration xv(2)
List of Illustrations
xvii
Introduction 3(22)
Part I Women's Ritual Tales 25(108)
Mondays on the Dark Night of the Moon 25(14)
1. Across the Seven Seas
27(12)
The Five Days of Fasting 39(68)
2. Daughter, My Little Bread!
41(9)
3. First Sour, then Sweet
50(9)
4. The Daughter-in-Law With No Groom
59(5)
5. The Frog Groom
64(6)
6. The Fragrant Melon
70(9)
7. Under the Berry Bush
79(9)
8. The Female Weevil Who Fasted
88(7)
9. The Dog-Girl
95(6)
10. The Skein Woman
101(6)
The Thunder Thread 107(26)
11. The Twelve Years of Affliction
109(16)
12. Earth into Gold
125(8)
Part II Winter Tales 133(74)
Divining Destiny and Rebirth 133(36)
13. In the Court of Destiny
135(12)
14. The Floating Flower
147(7)
15. Heaven and Hell
154(5)
16. The Two Gems
159(10)
Treachery, Separation, and Reunion 169(38)
17. The Astrologers' Treachery
171(7)
18. The Devouring Demoness
178(11)
19. Love Like Salt
189(4)
20. Fair with Freckles
193(7)
21. The Girl Who Went on Quests
200(7)
Afterword 207(16)
Appendix: A Note on Translation 223(4)
Acknowledgments 227(4)
Notes 231(24)
Bibliography 255

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