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Folktales from northern India

Author: William Crooke; Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube; Sadhana Naithani
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002.
Series: ABC-CLIO classic folk and fairy tales.
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This volume contains original stories from a variety of narrators - professional storytellers belonging to the aboriginal races of India, village school teachers and the rural and common people. It is a diverse collection, with universal themes that show how humankind interacts with the network of social, ethical and cultural relationships. It has a detailed introduction and commentary on the stories in respect to  Read more...
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Folktales from northern India.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2002
(DLC) 2002009495
(OCoLC)48978195
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Crooke; Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube; Sadhana Naithani
ISBN: 1576076997 9781576076996
OCLC Number: 657901033
Language Note: Translated from the Hindi.
Notes: "This edition reprints in its entirety and retains the original publication sequence of folktales from Northern India, collected and edited by William Crooke and Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube, published in North Indian notes & queries and in Indian antiquary between September 1892 and March 1926. The text of this edition has been altered only to fit an increased page dimension and to reflect contemporary typographical conventions"--Title page verso.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (1, 425 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The banya boy and his four wives --
The saint Bo Ali --
The story of the jinn --
How the needle succeeded in killing the tiger --
Burial-ground ghosts --
The legend of Hemavati --
The death of Banu Begam, Mumtaz-i-Mahal, the lady of the Taj at Agra, infant crying in the womb --
Sneezing, omens from --
How the Ahir got the better of the demon and acquired a wife --
The legend of the Dhorawat Tank --
Bombay, expulsion of a devil --
Hindu superstition --
Faizabad, Akbar and the bridge builder --
The story of Murdan Khan and the daughter of the jinn --
Throbbing of eyes --
Bhimsen, a legend of spirits scared by dawn --
The golden-haired Rani and the jogi --
Saharanpur, the legend of a famine --
Treading on heel ropes --
Peculiarities of the jinn --
The legend of Raja Nala --
The four princes and the four fairies --
The crow and the sparrow --
A cure for piles --
Gaya, charms to procure offspring --
Montgomery, the legend of Dipalpur --
Calcutta, a folk etymology --
Gya, Chand Haji, the saint --
The king's son and his fairy bride --
Changes in the courses of rivers, Salivahana and the Saint Farid-ud-din Shakkarganj --
The tricks of Shekh Chilli --
Jinns and Europeans --
The Brahman's sons and the Gusain. The black partridge --
Lalitpur, a tank which cured dropsy --
The tricks of Shekh Chilli --
Diamonds at Panna, legend of --
The princess who got the gift of patience --
Jalandhar, rural superstitions --
The Dahani Firang stone --
Mirzapur, a swinging elephant --
Battle-field ghosts --
Garhwal, shaving --
Farrukhabad, a fort supplied with oil --
Gaya, the legend of Kunwar Bijai Mall --
Mirzapur, threshing-floor superstition --
How the washerman's ass became a qazi --
Another version of the fairy gift legend --
Irich, legend of --
The excellent qualities of the plant mundi --
The school of love --
Upturned city, legend of a human sacrifice, cannibalism --
The tricks of Shekh Chilli --
King Akbar and the donkey --
Jalandhar, superstitions about cattle --
A folktale told by Jumai --
Jalandhar, rural medicinal treatment, unlucky names --
The magic ring of Lord Solomon --
The pranks of Hop-o'-my-Thumb --
Shekh Chilli and his gram field --
Phulmati Rani --
The faqir and Sher Shah --
The man who fought with God --
Princess Pomegranate (Anar Shahzadi) --
The tasks of the witch-queen --
The merchant, the prince, and the grateful animals --
How the jackal got the weaver married --
How the manjhi won his wife --
The Brahman and Mother Ganges --
The tiger, the Brahman, and the covetous goldsmith --
Kumaon-folklore --
The rival queens --
The four fools --
The tale of four fools --
The frog and the snake --
Mr. Good and Mr. Evil. The white witch --
The lament for Sobhan --
How silly a woman can be --
The parrot and the maina --
The prince and the sadhu --
The Manjhi girl and the bamboo --
The goat and the tiger --
The piety of the Brahman --
The Brahman and the snake --
The faithful mongoose --
The master-thief --
The master--thief --
The valiant weaver bird --
The sepoy's son --
The wit of the four brothers --
The cunning of the lala --
Shekh Chilli in love --
The raja and the sadhu --
The judgment of the jackal --
Ganga Ram the parrot --
The disguised princess --
The king and the fairy --
The king and his secret --
The fate of the raja of Chandrapur --
How the qazi's wife became a widow --
How the soldier's wife foiled her lovers --
Lal Bahu, the red wife --
The sparrow and the shell --
The raja and the Musahar girl --
The tale of Princess Phulande --
The princess and the cat --
What's in a name? --
The cow and the tigress --
The best thing in the world --
The mischievous boy --
Mr. Knowall --
The lady who became a cat --
The opium-eater and the demons --
The wisdom of Birbal --
The kingdom of the mice --
The perfumer and the rustics --
The advice of the rajput --
The height of laziness --
The gallant young buffalo --
The advice of the sadhu --
The prince who became a kol --
How the sadhu went athieving --
The tale of Tismar Khan --
The pandit and the daughter of the wazir --
The amir and the singer --
The amir and the kathak --
The physician and his son. The half-married daughter of the gardener --
The elixir of youth --
The two liars --
The virtuous daughter of the merchant --
The foolish ahir --
The raja and the snake --
The prodigal son --
How the miserly Banya was punished --
The judgment of Solomon --
The thief and the confectioner --
The princess of Karnalpur --
The king and the evil spirit --
The faithful son of the wazir --
The princess who would not speak --
The wise raja of Harbangpur --
The prince and the thugs --
The tale of the four foolish pandits --
How Shekh Chilli went to market --
The fool and the jamun fruit. The tale of the four drunkards --
Seeing the world --
The virtue of Raja Rupa Angad --
How the banya baffled the robbers --
Kali Das and his parrot --
The boy and the monkey --
The metamorphosis of Raja Vikramaditya --
The greedy Brahman --
The lesson of the sadhu --
Banke Chhail and his wife --
The magic boat --
The Brahman and the sadhu --
How the raja went to the heaven of Bhagwan --
The parrot and the guru --
The piety of Raja Raghu --
The sadhu and the princess --
The prince and his animal friends --
The fool and the alphabet --
The weaver and the jackal --
The raja and the hansas --
The thakur and the goldsmith --
The discarded princess --
The tale of Rani Kamlapati --
Entertaining angels unawares --
The prince and the daughter of the Gandhi --
The Brahman's luck --
The devoted wife --
The boy and the merchant --
The height of virtue --
How Bhagwan gave a lesson to Narad Muni --
The wise and the foolish brothers --
The jealous stepbrothers --
The Kali Yuga --
The legend of Pipa the rajput --
Hari Raja and Moti Rani --
Eating and the evil eye : the introduction of turmeric --
The good old times --
How the raja got his just deserts [desserts] --
The soldier and his virtuous wife --
The raja and the hansa --
Shekh Chilli and the camel man --
Akbar and his son-in-law --
The reading of hearts --
The wise son of the weaver --
Why the boy laughed --
The princess and the thieves --
The contest of good and evil --
The fortunate wood-cutter. The dhobi and his ass --
The pillars of the sky --
A tale of Akbar and Birbal --
The man who ate human flesh --
The fruit of charity --
The old man's wisdom --
The princess and the sepoy --
How the wise man learned experience --
Why Narad Muni laughed --
The fate of the shrewish wife --
The charity of the Lord Solomon --
How to please everybody --
The wise pandit --
The tale of Raja Sarat Chandra --
Raja Vena and Raja Vikramaditya --
The raja and the bear --
Adam and the prince --
The boasting of Narada Muni the rishi --
The tale of the thakur and the barber --
Budh Sen and his monkey army --
Akbar and Birbal's daughter --
The raja and the swans --
The old woman and the crow --
Which is better, wealth or wisdom? --
The goddess of poverty --
How the banya's wife went to heaven --
The four friends and the princess --
The raja and the physician --
The rival castes --
The Dom Raja of Oudh --
How Shaikh Chilli made a fool of himself at the wedding --
The pious prince --
The wit of Muhammad Fazil. The prince and the snake --
Prince Nilkanth --
The clever Brahman girl --
The wisdom of the daughter of Birbal --
The prince and the angel of death --
The pandit and his children --
The luck of the youngest son --
The witch and the boy --
The ahir's folly --
How the prince won his bride --
The ahir and the cow of plenty --
The tale of the two queens --
Shaikh Chilli and the fakir --
The young Brahman and his wife --
Shaikh Chilli and his turban --
The city of the jinn --
The bard and his wife --
Women rule the world --
The fool and his house --
The story of a banya's son --
Which is greater, Rama or Khuda? --
The two wicked women and the dog --
The wicked queen and her step-children. The slave discovered --
The man and the loaves --
The cuckoo and the owl --
The two fakirs --
The defeated pandit --
Life as an inn --
The honest man and the rogue --
The two brothers --
The Brahman and the money-bags --
The death of Sheikh Chilli --
The rani and the snake --
The woman and her child --
How the dancing-girl was outwitted --
Iron and gold --
The tale of the cuckoo --
The kori's dilemma --
The raja and the sharpers --
The potter and his friends --
The ahir and his guru --
The ahir and his guru --
How the ahirin was outwitted --
The Brahman and his guru --
The biter bit --
The craft of the barber --
The affliction of Devi --
The age of man --
The founding of the Dom Kingdom of Gorakhpur --
Alexander and the Sea People --
The dream of the sadhu --
The mulla and the boors --
The liar tricked --
Honesty is the best policy --
The tale of nobody --
The old woman and Satan --
The pandit and the rakshasa --
How the pious ploughman escaped death --
True love --
How the pandit was taught to lie --
The quest of Managori --
The wit of the ranis --
The warning of the dancing girl --
The test of honesty --
Sujan Chand and Nitikala --
Half a lie. Raja bhoj and his rani --
The quest of the princess --
The punishment of Raja Indra --
The pound of flesh --
The sweeper youth and the rani --
Vishnu Sarma and his wife --
The rogue and the goat --
The weaver bird and the elephant --
The result of charity --
The fruits of covetousness --
How the raja suffered misfortune --
The prince who would not marry --
The power of fate --
The thakur and the koli --
The sadhu and the rat --
The prince and Pan Shahzadi --
The lion and the jackal --
The magic fish --
The fate of the slattern wife --
The cunning of the bania --
The cunning of the paddy bird --
The frog's cunning --
The three wishes --
Mir Kusro and the kachhi --
The evil of covetousness --
The greatest leaf in the world --
The fruit of good wishes --
Akbar's questions --
Birbal's wit --
The result of good intentions --
Birbal and tobacco --
Akbar and Birbal's daughter --
How Birbal sowed pearls. How Birbal capped verses --
How Akbar was befooled --
Akbar's riddle --
How Akbar became emperor --
Sulaiman the wood-cutter --
The sepoy and his faithless wife --
The folly of the cuckold --
The Shalimar Bagh at Lahore --
A woman's wit --
The neglect of good advice --
The kayasth and the soldier --
Wisdom inferior to learning --
The fate of the uncharitable --
The saint and the dancing girl --
The wit of the kayasth --
The dishonesty of the shroff --
The dishonest kazi --
The pride of the jackal --
The wiles of women --
The dream of the opium-eater --
The opium-eater's dispute --
The dishonest perfumer --
The fate of the boastful jackal --
The dancing-girl and the parrot --
The dog and the Brahman --
A fatal compact --
The pandit and the princess --
The banker's wife --
A wife's disappointment --
The musalman's error --
The bee's secret --
The fruit of immortality --
The raja and the cowherd --
The parrot's reproof.
Series Title: ABC-CLIO classic folk and fairy tales.
Other Titles: North Indian notes and queries.
Indian antiquary.
Responsibility: [collected and edited by] William Crooke and Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube ; edited and with an introduction by Sadhana Naithani.

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This volume contains original stories from a variety of narrators - professional storytellers belonging to the aboriginal races of India, village school teachers and the rural and common people. It is a diverse collection, with universal themes that show how humankind interacts with the network of social, ethical and cultural relationships. It has a detailed introduction and commentary on the stories in respect to modern folktale research.

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