The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folk Tales
Interlink Books, 1995 - Fiction - 167 pages
The 20 tales and nine poems in this anthology give the reader a fascinating insight into the oral literature and rich culture of Bengal, the region now comprising of West Bengal in India, and Bangladesh.
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