Folktales from India : a selection of oral tales from twenty-two languages

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Summary
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
Contents
Tell it to the walls / Tamil
Untold stories / Gondi
Gopal Bhar the star-counter / Bengali
Bopoluchi / Punjabi
The Jasmine Prince / Tamil
Sona and Rupa / Hindi/Malwi
Brother's day / Rajasthani
The Brahman who swallowed a God / Bengali
One man's virtue / Oriya
A crow's revenge / Kannada
A story in search of an audience / Telugu
The clay mother-in-law / Kannada
The barber and the Brahman demon / Benjali
Why the fish laughed / Kashmiri
A parrot called Hiraman / Bengali
The monkey and the crocodile / Kannada; Tamil
What happens when you really listen / Telugu
Tenali Rama / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu
How Tenali Rama became a Jester
Tenali Rama's Ramayana
Two sisters / Santali
Sukhu and Dukhu / Bengali
One, two, three / Santali
The wife who refused to be beaten / Kashmiri
The ogress Queen / Kashmiri
Killed by a tiger / Santali
Outwitting fate / Tamil
Four girls and a king / Punjabi
If it isn't you, it must be your father / Kannada
Why audiences laugh or cry / Punjabi
Akbar and Birbal ; The best of flowers ; Make it shorter ; Bring me four ; Sons-in-law / Urdu
The night-blind son-in-law / Kannada
Shall I show you my real face? / Tamil
A malcontent cured / Kashmiri
The kite's daughter / Assamese
A flowering tree / Kannada
A musical demon / Tamil
Other lives / Kashmiri
Living like a pig / Telugu
A heron in the mouth / Bengali
Tenali Rama's art / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu
One more use for artists / Gujerati
Heron boy / Tulu
The tiger's adopted son / Didayi
How to live on half a pice / Konkani
The magic bowls / Tamil
The four jogis / Santali
A friend in need / Malayalam
Winning a princess / Tulu
Crossing a river, losing a self / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu
Prince Sabar / Gujerati
The Lord of Death / Punjabi
The shepherd's ghost / Telugu
This world and the other / Bengali
If God is everywhere / Bengali
A tiger that didn't know who he was / Bengali
Gandharva Sen is dead! / Bengali
Tenali Rama's dream / Telugu
A feast in a dream / Rajasthani
In search of a dream / Santali
The princess whose father wanted to marry her / Tulu
Mother marries son / Marathi
A cure / Bengali
A tall tale in Urdu / Urdu
The greatest / Angami Naga
A story for Sundays / Marathi
Tenali Rama and the Brahmans / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu
A hair's-breadth escape / Tamil
Between two wives / Tamil
The dead prince and the talking doll / Kannada
The serpent mother / Gujerati
Teja and Teji / Assamese
The dove's egg: a chain tale / Malayalam
A drum / Hindi
In the kingdom of fools / Kannada
Nonviolence / Bengali
The barber's secret / Tamil
Gopal Bhar cures a dreamer / Benjali
A scavenger's dream / Oriya
The boy who sold wisdom / Gujerati
Two jars of Persian / Punjabi
In another country / Punjabi
One man's pleasure / Urdu
Raja Vikram and the princess of China / Hindi
Walking on water / Bengali
The guru and the idiot / Telugu
Grateful animals, ungrateful man / Hindi/Kumaoni
When a black dog dies / Urdu
The village rogue, the city rogue, and the king of rogues / Oriya
A qazi with a long beard / Marathi
The priest who could see as far as Mecca / Assamese
Adventures of a disobedient son / Kannada
Hanchi / Kannada
Buffalo into rooster / Marathi
The prince who married his own left half / Kannada
A buffalo made of lac / Tamil
A contest of lies / Hindi
It's done with mirrors / Telugu
The kurumba in the parrot's body / Kota
The eighth key / Sindhi
How the weaver went to heaven / Urdu
The tiger-makers / Kannada
When a tale is finished / Oriya
And then, Bhurrah! / Marathi.

Additional Information
Series Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Subjects Tales -- India.
Oral tradition -- India.
Publisher New York :Pantheon Books,1993
Edition 1st pbk. ed.
Other Titles Selection of oral tales from twenty-two languages
Contributors Ramanujan, A. K., 1929-1993.
Language English
Notes Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1991.
Description xxxi, 345 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0679748326 (pbk) :
9780679748328 (pbk)
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