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

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Pantheon Books, 1991 - Fiction - 345 pages
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Features seventy tales of horror, comedy, allegory, mystery, gods, beasts, beggars, ogres, and dervishes

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Review: Folktales from India (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Mary Catelli - Goodreads

Titled with care, since there is a lot of regional differences. The Muslim vs. Hindu are the most pronounced and easy to see. All of them, of course, have the possibility of polygamous unions. Very ... Read full review

Review: Folktales from India (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

This is a great collection of folktales from a rich diversity of languages in India. It's also an interesting cultural artifact of oral traditions from many Indian cultures. Read full review


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About the author (1991)

A. K. Ramanujan, recently deceased, was a poet published in English and Kannada, and served as William E. Colvin Professor of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Velcheru Narayana Rao is a poet and critic in Telugu, and Professor of South Asian Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. David Shulman is a poet in Hebrew, and Professor of South Asian Studies and Comparative Religion at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.