Folktales From India (Modern Classic)

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Penguin Group, 1991 - Oral tradition - 345 pages
Folklore Pervades Childhoods, Families And Communities And Is The Language Of The Illiterate. Even In Large, Modern Cities, Folklore Proverbs, Lullabies, Folk Medicine, Folktales Is Only A Suburb Away, A Cousin Or A Grandmother Away. Wherever People Live, Folklore Grows. India Is A Country Of Many Languages, Religions, Sects And Cultures. It Is A Land Of Many Myths And Countless Stories.

Translated From Twenty-Two Indian Languages, These One Hundred And Ten Tales Cover Most Of The Regions Of India And Represent Favourite Narratives From The Subcontinent. A.K. Ramanujan S Outstanding Selection Is An Indispensable Guide To The Richness And Vitality Of India S Ageless Oral Folklore Tradition.

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