Old Deccan Days, Or, Hindoo Fairy Legends (Google eBook)

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Mary Frere, Kirin Narayan
ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2002 - Reference - 259 pages
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First published in 1868, this is a collection of Indian fairy stories as told to Mary Frere by Anna de Souza, Frere's nursemaid. In mid-19th century India, government officials, their family members and missionaries often recorded and published native folklore. The author's father, Sir Bartle Frere, then Governor of Bombay, wrote an introduction in the original publication, based on his personal interest in Indian fairy tales and culture. This edition contains an introduction by Kirin Narayan, with discussion of oral transmission of folktales, the British Colonial period in England and the Frere-Souza relationship. It also contains original translations of 24 tales as told to Mary Frere, and a narrator's narrative, Frere's biographical notes on Souza, giving a rare insight into the life and perspective of the storyteller.
  

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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.

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