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    DescriptionFolktales from India is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, 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 of these inhabit a fabular world, yet one firmly grounded in everyday life. Augmented by A. K. Ramanujan's definitive introduction and notes, this is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.


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    Title
    Folk Tales from India
    Subtitle
    A Selection of Oral Tales from Twenty-two Languages
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A. K. Ramanujan, Illustrated by Jenny Vandeventer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 321
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679748328
    ISBN 10: 0679748326
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    BIC subject category V2: FQ
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    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21400
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000, FIC010000
    B&T General Subject: 501
    DC21: 398.20954
    DC22: 398.20954
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    DC22: 398.2/0954
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    LC classification: GR305 .F648 1991
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    LC classification: GR305.F648
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, FN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    B & W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1959-1993) was a trans-disciplinary scholar, poet, translator, linguist, and folklorist. His works included "Hymns for the Drowning, A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India, "and "Folktales from India."
    Review quote
    "A truly remarkable collection...from the introduction to the explanatory notes, the entire book outstandingly demonstrates the enduring strength of Indian folklore tradition." -- Library Journal "The variety of subjects contributes to the richness of this fascinating book." -- Washington Times "A major addition to the corpus of folktales of the world." -- Edward C. Dimock, JR., Chairman, American Institute of Indian Studies "This collection of Indian folktales is unparalleled-in its scope of sources...a rich and fascinating tapestry of stories...infused with the author's unique sense of humor and sense of beauty." -- Wendy Doniger, author of Other People's Myths and Women, Androgynes, and Other Mythical Beasts
    Back cover copy
    Folktales from India is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated form twenty-two different languages, by turns harrowing and comic, sardonic and allegorical, mysterious and romantic.
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    Folktales from India is an enchanting collection of one hundred and ten tales translated from twenty-two different languages, 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 of these inhabit a fabular world, yet one firmly grounded in everyday life. Augmented by A. K. Ramanujan's definitive introduction and notes, this is an indispensable guide to India's ageless folklore tradition.