Folktales From India by A. K. Ramanujan - 1

Folktales From India

A. K. Ramanujan

£17.99

Folktales From India presents an enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts, animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues, sagacious jesters and magical storytellers, wise counselors and foolish kings—all inhabit a fabular... ​​Read More

Folktales From India presents an enchanting collection of 110 tales, translated from twenty-two different languages, that are by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic. Gods disguised as beggars and beasts, animals enacting Machiavellian intrigues, sagacious jesters and magical storytellers, wise counselors and foolish kings—all inhabit a fabular world, yet one that is also firmly grounded in everyday life. Here is an indispensable guide to India’s ageless folklore tradition.

With black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Edited by A. K. Ramanujan. Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Published by Pantheon
15.2 x 23.4 cm
Softcover
384 pages
1994
English
ISBN 978-0-6797483-2-8