The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folk Tales

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Interlink Books, 1995 - Fiction - 167 pages
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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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Sayantani DasGupta, MD, MPH, is a faculty member in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She teaches courses on illness narratives and narrative genetics at Sarah Lawrence College and is a prose faculty member in an intensive summer seminar on "Writing the Medical Experience." She is the coauthor of The Demon Slayers and Other Stories: Bengali Folktales and author of a memoir of her time at Johns Hopkins Medical School, Her Own Medicine: A Woman's Journey from Student to Doctor.

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