Legends of the Panjab, Part 1
Volume 1 of 3. In the Panjab, the folktale is abundant everywhere. It lives in every village and hamlet, in every nursery and zenana, and wherever the women and children congregate. At the same time, the folk- poem is still very far from dead, but that the wandering bard is beginning to die out is becoming clear in many ways. Already he has begun to leave the towns, and confine his peregrinations to the villages. In this collection so much prominence has been given to the stories of saints and holy personages, because it is really by a careful study of such things that we can hope to grasp the religious and superstitious ideas that dominate the bulk of the Indian populations.
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