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

Author: A K Ramanujan
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [©1993]
Series: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A K Ramanujan
ISBN: 0679748326 : 9780679748328
OCLC Number: 29779094
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1991.
Description: xxxi, 345 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tell it to the walls / Tamil --
Untold stories / Gondi --
Gopal Bhar the star-counter / Bengali --
Bopoluchi / Punjabi --
The Jasmine Prince / Tamil --
Sona and Rupa / Hindi/Malwi --
Brother's day / Rajasthani --
The Brahman who swallowed a God / Bengali --
One man's virtue / Oriya --
A crow's revenge / Kannada --
A story in search of an audience / Telugu --
The clay mother-in-law / Kannada --
The barber and the Brahman demon / Benjali --
Why the fish laughed / Kashmiri --
A parrot called Hiraman / Bengali --
The monkey and the crocodile / Kannada; Tamil --
What happens when you really listen / Telugu --
Tenali Rama / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu --
How Tenali Rama became a Jester --
Tenali Rama's Ramayana --
Two sisters / Santali --
Sukhu and Dukhu / Bengali --
One, two, three / Santali --
The wife who refused to be beaten / Kashmiri --
The ogress Queen / Kashmiri --
Killed by a tiger / Santali --
Outwitting fate / Tamil --
Four girls and a king / Punjabi. If it isn't you, it must be your father / Kannada --
Why audiences laugh or cry / Punjabi --
Akbar and Birbal ; The best of flowers ; Make it shorter ; Bring me four ; Sons-in-law / Urdu --
The night-blind son-in-law / Kannada --
Shall I show you my real face? / Tamil --
A malcontent cured / Kashmiri --
The kite's daughter / Assamese --
A flowering tree / Kannada --
A musical demon / Tamil --
Other lives / Kashmiri --
Living like a pig / Telugu --
A heron in the mouth / Bengali --
Tenali Rama's art / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu --
One more use for artists / Gujerati --
Heron boy / Tulu --
The tiger's adopted son / Didayi --
How to live on half a pice / Konkani --
The magic bowls / Tamil --
The four jogis / Santali --
A friend in need / Malayalam --
Winning a princess / Tulu --
Crossing a river, losing a self / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu --
Prince Sabar / Gujerati. The Lord of Death / Punjabi --
The shepherd's ghost / Telugu --
This world and the other / Bengali --
If God is everywhere / Bengali --
A tiger that didn't know who he was / Bengali --
Gandharva Sen is dead! / Bengali --
Tenali Rama's dream / Telugu --
A feast in a dream / Rajasthani --
In search of a dream / Santali --
The princess whose father wanted to marry her / Tulu --
Mother marries son / Marathi --
A cure / Bengali --
A tall tale in Urdu / Urdu --
The greatest / Angami Naga --
A story for Sundays / Marathi --
Tenali Rama and the Brahmans / Kannada; Tamil; Telugu --
A hair's-breadth escape / Tamil --
Between two wives / Tamil --
The dead prince and the talking doll / Kannada --
The serpent mother / Gujerati --
Teja and Teji / Assamese --
The dove's egg: a chain tale / Malayalam --
A drum / Hindi --
In the kingdom of fools / Kannada --
Nonviolence / Bengali --
The barber's secret / Tamil. Gopal Bhar cures a dreamer / Benjali --
A scavenger's dream / Oriya --
The boy who sold wisdom / Gujerati --
Two jars of Persian / Punjabi --
In another country / Punjabi --
One man's pleasure / Urdu --
Raja Vikram and the princess of China / Hindi --
Walking on water / Bengali --
The guru and the idiot / Telugu --
Grateful animals, ungrateful man / Hindi/Kumaoni --
When a black dog dies / Urdu --
The village rogue, the city rogue, and the king of rogues / Oriya --
A qazi with a long beard / Marathi --
The priest who could see as far as Mecca / Assamese --
Adventures of a disobedient son / Kannada --
Hanchi / Kannada --
Buffalo into rooster / Marathi --
The prince who married his own left half / Kannada --
A buffalo made of lac / Tamil --
A contest of lies / Hindi --
It's done with mirrors / Telugu --
The kurumba in the parrot's body / Kota --
The eighth key / Sindhi --
How the weaver went to heaven / Urdu --The tiger-makers / Kannada --
When a tale is finished / Oriya --
And then, Bhurrah! / Marathi.
Series Title: Pantheon fairy tale & folklore library.
Other Titles: Selection of oral tales from twenty-two languages
Responsibility: selected and edited by A.K. Ramanujan.

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